Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name



Theatre Arts

Degree Program

Theatre Arts, MFA

Committee Chair

Carter, Rachel

Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)

Pennington, Jennifer

Committee Member

Pennington, Jennifer

Committee Member

Temmen, Chelsie

Author's Keywords

Restorative; theatre; education iIdentity; community; trauma-informed


Regeneration: Restorative Theatre Practice in Theatre Education aims to harness the holistic benefits of theatre as a discipline and create an intentional restorative practice for performers. This thesis serves as a proposal; an attempt to prioritize restorative and self-care practices within the theatre industry, specifically pre-professional training programs. This proposal takes the form of a curriculum that builds upon the current model of theatre training (Voice, Movement, Acting) with the addition of Regeneration. Regeneration provides theatre artists with specific areas of study to offer the psychosocial support a theatre artist may need during their pre-professional training. This thesis will discuss how Regeneration practices are put into action by performers and how theatre-makers can use Regeneration practices to affect social change.