Contact!Unload : military veterans, trauma, and research-based theatre (Book, 2020) []
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Contact!Unload : military veterans, trauma, and research-based theatre

Contact!Unload : military veterans, trauma, and research-based theatre

Author: George Belliveau; Graham W Lea; Marv Westwood
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2020]
Series: Studies in Canadian military history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book is a call to action to responsibly address the sometimes difficult transition many soldiers face when returning to civilian life. It explores the development, performance, and reception of Contact!Unload, a play that brings to life the personal stories of veterans returning home from deployment overseas. The play showcases an arts-based therapeutic approach to dealing with trauma. To bring Contact!Unload  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Études de cas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Belliveau; Graham W Lea; Marv Westwood
ISBN: 9780774862622 0774862629 9780774862639 0774862637
OCLC Number: 1181844421
Description: 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Graham W. Lea and George BelliveauPart 1: Researching, Developing, and Creating1 Staging War: Historical Contexts of Theatre and Social Health Initiatives with Veterans / Michael Balfour2 Contact!Unload: The Cauldron / Chuck MacKinnon3 Facilitating Therapeutic Change through Theatre Performance / Alistair G. Gordon, Marv Westwood, and Carson A. Kivari4 A Soldier's Tale: "Nobody Understood What I'd Done" / Britney Dennison5 Listening through Stories: Insights into Writing Contact!Unload / Graham W. Lea6 Suicides to Sydney / Foster Eastman7 Coming Home / Tim Laidler8 Reconnaissance and Reclamation: Learning to Talk about the War / Anna Keefe9 Impact on Veteran Performers / George Belliveau, Blair McLean, and Christopher Cook10 Holding on to the Script / Phillip LoprestiContact!Unload: Annotated Playscript Part 2: Performing, Witnessing, and Evaluating11 Finding My Truth / Timothy Garthside12 Unpacking Contact!Unload Using Relational-Cultural Theory / Candace Marshall with Graham W. Lea13 Contact!Unload Revisited: Degrees of Separation / Lynn Fels14 Remembering / Carl Leggo15 A Poet(h)ic Reflection on Contact!Unload: Voices of Women Through War/ Heather Duff16 Soldiers Lead the Way in the Fight for Mental Health among Men / John S. Ogrodniczuk17 Audience Experience of Vicarious Witnessing in Performing War / Marion Porath, Marla Buchanan, and Elizabeth Banister18 Understanding the Impacts of Contact!Unload on Audiences / Jennica Nichols, Susan M. Cox, and George Belliveau19 Vulnerable Strength Seen / JS Valdez and Jennica NicholsConclusion / George Belliveau and Graham W. LeaContributors; Index
Series Title: Studies in Canadian military history.
Other Titles: Contect! unload
Contact!Unload (Play)
Responsibility: edited by George Belliveau and Graham W. Lea ; with Marv Westwood.


This important book explores an arts-based therapeutic approach to mental health care, bringing to light the journeys of contemporary military veterans as they adjust to civilian life post-deployment.


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