2016 研究助成 Research Grant Program  /  (A)共同研究助成  
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Comprehensive and Quantitative Evaluation of the Effect of Theater Workshop Targetting Multi-generation in the Community
Eisei Theater Company
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企画書・概要 (Abstract of Project Proposal)


    Japan has been called super aging society since 2007 and aging rate has continued since then. However, the public awareness is not enough and reforms of social system also delay against to the rapid progress of aging. Therefore, various measures are required to solve some related problems such as increased burden of care givers, isolation of senior generation in local community, and increased costs of social security.
    "Theater workshop" is a valid approach to the above problems. This is a method to encourage the improvement of various capabilities of the participants through a process of creation and performance of theater drama in group. The practice of theater workshop involving multi-generation from children to elderly is expected to contribute to rebuild the mutual aid relationship in the community and decrease the psychological burden of care givers, and such effects seem to result in the reduction of social security costs.
    The purpose of this study is comprehensive and quantitative evaluation of the effect of theater workshop targeting multi-generation in order to spread such workshop. In addition, it is also aimed to present the new value that local small theaters can create in the community by using existing small theaters as places for practice of workshop.
    Revealing the objective evidence about the effect of the theater workshop is expected to lead to future policy recommendations and social implementation of theater workshop, and also be possible to create a new model of "multi-generation symbiosis society" with theater as core. It can be said that this study can achieve to creation of new value in society.

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