Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

First Advisor

Michael Gillespie

Second Advisor

Cindy Melby Phaneuf

Third Advisor

Douglas Paterson


This thesis is designed to inform cultural workers and community activists about the impact of linking creative expression to the process of community action in the United States. Specifically, this thesis explores the techniques for using drama as a tool for conscientization, unity-building, empowerment, and organizing for social change. It provides information on the impact of drama as a tool and outlines the processes of organizing employed by cultural workers in Third World nations and this author in the United States.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Dramatic Arts and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1985 Robin Gayle Lewy.