Honors College Senior Thesis Presentations

Title

Applications of Drama Therapy in Table-Top Role-Playing Games

Presenter Information

Abigail AnkromFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Theatre/Musical Theatre

Minor

Psychology

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Lissa Graham-Schneider

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

This presentation aims to identify and apply the techniques utilized in drama therapy to table-top role-playing games. The presentation will examine the history of drama therapy and investigate its treatment techniques as well as the origin and mechanics of table-top role-playing games, using Dungeons and Dragons as a central example. Overlap between drama therapy techniques and aspects of table-top role-playing games will be highlighted and explained.

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Honors College Senior Thesis Presentations

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Applications of Drama Therapy in Table-Top Role-Playing Games

This presentation aims to identify and apply the techniques utilized in drama therapy to table-top role-playing games. The presentation will examine the history of drama therapy and investigate its treatment techniques as well as the origin and mechanics of table-top role-playing games, using Dungeons and Dragons as a central example. Overlap between drama therapy techniques and aspects of table-top role-playing games will be highlighted and explained.