Theater Techniques in Drama Therapy
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students
Department: Visual and Performing Arts
Course Number: NCAT 3502
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Creative Arts & Healing
  • Theater
  • Performing Arts
Enrollment limited. Students explore a variety of theatrical techniques and learn to use them as therapeutic tools. Since drama therapy enters into the realm of present embodied narrative, it is important that practitioners train not only as sensitive therapists but as creative artists and dramatists as well. Readings include the dramatic theories of Grotowski, Adler, Brook, and Artaud; the psychological theories of Klein, Winnicott, Kernberg, and Linehan; and the writings of drama therapists Landy, Moreno, and Johnson. Each session consists of experiential exercises followed by discussion. At the conclusion of the course, the class mounts a dramatic performance. Certificate students must register in person with a certificate registration form signed by the program coordinator. To make an advising appointment, call 212.229.5567 or email
Course Open to: Degree Students