Taylor & Francis is featuring one of my articles among their “Most Read in February 2018” in the Teaching Artist Journal. Click on this link to see their special collection and gain free access to my work. Ambassadors of Aesthetic Experience: The Healing Legacy of Maxine Greene Teaching Artist Journal, 14(1), 24-29.
Kindergarten Truck: Participatory Play in Public was reprinted in Routledge’s new Major Themes in Mental Health Series entitled Expressive Therapies, edited by Nicholas Mazza. This series is aimed at the library market, which will hopefully open up a large new set of readers to learn about the power of drama for advocacy, community building, and […]
Teaching physical theatre successfully relies on a reverence for the human soul in order to cultivate risk-forward embodiment while demanding technical precision. In an effort to illuminate such praxis, this article documents and analyzes the experiences of novice physical theatre performers guided by master teaching artist and performer, Dr. Nancy Smithner. Teaching Artist Journal 14(4), […]
在戏剧教育与戏剧治疗之间的探索:国际途径 Excerpts from my 2015 Article “Between Drama Education and Drama Therapy: International Approaches to Successful Navigation” were translated into Chinese And Published for the 1st International Symposium of Creative Arts Education and Therapy in Beijing, China, May 6-8, 2016.
In this article I reflect on the power, potential, and limits of teaching artistry based on existential philosophies of Maxine Greene and psychotherapy. Teaching Artist Journal, 14(1), 24-29. dx.doi.org/10.1080/15411796.2016.1147801
The ongoing professionalization of drama therapy in North America has been wrought from an interdisciplinary and intercultural crucible. In this chapter, my colleague Jason Butler and I update and synthesize disparate accounts of the field’s contentious genealogy amidst themes of solidarity, territorialism, incommensurability, marginalization, and validation. Building upon a metaphor of human development (Landy, 1996; […]
This article describes a workshop I presented at the 2013 congress of the International Drama/Education Association (IDEA) in Paris with Jason Butler and Clive Holmwood. Using the workshop experience as a backdrop, my colleagues and I discuss concepts within drama therapy that might serve to inform the use of emotion within education and other applied theatre […]
This article was commissioned by RiDE’s Guest Editor Colette Conroy for her themed edition: Perspectives on Aesthetics and Participation. I deconstructed my street theatre project, Kindergarten Truck, which blended the arenas of activism, education, healing and performance aesthetics as I encouraged audiences to participate through role-playing as children. I describe how drama therapy directly informed my […]
As one of Dr. Greene’s last students at Columbia University, I proudly recruited her to deliver a keynote address on the opening night of NYU’s annual forum, for which I was the organizing manager. Sadly, this would become Maxine’s final public appearance before she did later that year. In this blog post, I recount a few more […]
In this invited blog post, my colleague Lucy McLellan and share about the our upcoming presentation at the North American Drama Therapy Association’s conference themed on trauma.
In this invited guest blog post, I discuss the ethereal paradox of using video as an approach to drama therapy based on creating over 300 video shorts with clients. https://nadtconference.wordpress.com/2010/11/03/film-the-conference-and-liminal-space-andrew-gaines/
This article unpacks my experience presenting a workshop called “Athletes of Emotion: Rasaboxes in Drama Therapy” at the North American Drama Therapy Association’s conference in Montreal, 2007. In ways, this article feels like a confession because I convey the darker sides that preceded the glory of the “gift” that follows. I hope that readers might identify with me […]