A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE EXPERIMENT AND FEEDBACK OF THE THEATRE FOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN IBIAKU COMMUNITY 2013

 A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE EXPERIMENT AND FEEDBACK OF THE THEATRE FOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN IBIAKU  COMMUNITY 2013

ABSTRACT

         Community theatre as a theatre of the people, by the people and for the people has the potential to empower the people. Since theatre involves drama, this study has seen how to use drama as a medium, a channel, or a vehicle through the elements of dance and music, folklores, stories, local and traditional idioms and proverbs to enlighten the populace take on how to handle situations that impede their progress, thus empowering them to take decisions and necessary steps that will enhance and change such situation positively. Most community theatre projects are tagged as half-success considering the inability of the facilitators to embark on a follow-up and feedback service; a post- community theatre assessment. This work attempted to unveil the idea of community theatre as a better alternative in empowering the rural inhabitants who are far from the government’s provision using the Ibiaku Community Theatre Experience; a community theatre project embarked by the 2012/ 2013 level 300 (Group One) students of the Department of Theatre Arts, University of Uyo, Uyo. The personal experiences gotten by the researcher who was a member of the group served as the primary source of information. Other sources of information are the library internet materials, journal, published and unpublished articles on community theatre operations. The study concludes by calling on government adoption of community theatre in terms of rural development while suggesting that community theatre facilitators should see the practice as the panacea to the rural underdevelopment in Nigeria.

 

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

  • GENERAL INTRODUCTION

Development media theory which relates to media structures and performance in developing societies provides a strong theoretical basis for understanding the relationship between theatre and development. The theory takes into focus what Folarin describes as “a magnanimous variety of socio-cultural, economic and political condition which dwells on the effective use of the media for development purpose” (7). Categorically, the theory sees the function of the media in society as essential target at engineering and sustaining societal development in such areas as culture, social economic, politics and technology development. The theory also advocates a situation where the media, inclusive of theatre, must accept and assist in carrying out the special development task of national integration, socio-economic modernization, promotion of illiteracy and cultural creativity.

Theatre, as media and a form of entertainment, holds the attention of the people and enables them to analyze issues and problems in a critical way. It contributes to the development of a community. It creates realness and concretization to issues concerning the people. The audiences are involved intellectually and emotionally.    Duruaku defines Theatre for Development as, “a theatre practiced in the rural communities mainly for the purpose of enlightenment… It also becomes a means of projecting the plight of rural populace and making them aware of their potentialities so that they may better their lives” (18).

Community Theatre enables people to identify easily and solve common issues and problems affecting them. Irene Salami, as cited by Egwuada, defines Community Theatre as,

A means of expression, which has traditionally been used to educate the young, unify the community and articulate the community felt concern and aspiration of the people...It builds on an educational approach and means of communication …refers to drama, songs, dances, and puppetry. All these are geared towards attracting the popular masses and performed in the language and idioms best understood by the people (21).

It may be seen as a theatre performed purely for entertainment or enlightenment and not for commercial purposes. In line with this, Okwori sums up that, “For Theatre experience to qualify to be called community Theatre, it should be based on the problems or issues confronting the people. It should use these very people’s artistic forms of expression –singing, dancing…” (13-14).

 

 

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AN ASSESSMENT OF MASS MEDIA CAMPAIGN AGAINST FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION (FGM) IN AGENEBODE, ETSAKO EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

AN ASSESSMENT OF MASS MEDIA CAMPAIGN AGAINST FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION (FGM) IN AGENEBODE, ETSAKO EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

ABSTRACT

The aim of this research is to determine why media campaigns against female genital mutilation (FGM) in Agenebode, headquarter of Etsako East Local Government Area, are not making positive impact on her indigenes, because the practice is very rampant in the locality. This study, however, still relies on the premise that media campaign is an essential tool for correcting or eliminating a social ill.

A questionnaire was therefore designed and administered in the locality to determine the cause of the persistence of the F.G.M practice. The major reason deduced, amongst many, is that Etsako people in this community are resistant to change due to their strong believe in tradition.

This study therefore recommends that government authorities and NGOs should adopt a new formula in their campaigns against FGM practice. Secondly, media campaigns should include puritive consequences against any known FGM perpetrators in their campaign content.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Cover page

Title page

Certification

Dedication

Acknowledgement

Abstract

Table of contents

CHAPTER ONE

1.1 Background of the study

1.2 Scope of study

1.3 Statement of the problem

1.4 Purpose of the study

1.5 Objectives of the study

1.6 Significance of the study

1.7 Research methodology

1.8 Limitations of the study

1.9 Definition of operational terms

CHAPTER TWO

2.1 Evolution of mass media

2.2 Post-Independence press

2.3 Development of Broadcasting

2.4 Component of the mass media

2.5 Television broadcast

2.6 Radio

2.7 Planning mass media campaign

2.8 Communication campaigns

2.9 The issues on female genital mutilation

CHAPTER THREE

3.1 Population of the study

3.2 Sample of the study

3.3 Research design

3.4 Sampling techniques

3.5 Description for research instrument

3.6 Method of data analysis

CHAPTER FOUR

4.1 Data presentation

4.2 Presentation and analysis of demographic data

4.3 Presentation analysis of Psychographic Data

4.4 Discussion of findings

4.5 Summary of findings

CHAPTER FIVE

5.1 Summary observation

5.2 Recommendation

5.3 Conclusion

Work cited

Appendix

 

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