The ‘pop-up’ recovery arts café: growing resilience through the staging of recovery community

Sloan, Cathy (2021) The ‘pop-up’ recovery arts café: growing resilience through the staging of recovery community. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 26 (1). pp. 9-23. ISSN 1356-9783

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Reflecting on a prototype event, A Recovery Arts Café, this article examines how recovery communities can be staged through collaborative performance events that directly engage with what it means to be in recovery from addiction. I theorise recovery and performance practice as particular forms of affective ecology, or processes of relation between the human and nonhuman, and challenge neoliberal ideas of self-care and ‘good’ citizenship. Drawing on posthumanist concepts of ‘life-living’ (Manning 2016) and ‘making kin’ (Haraway 2016), I identify how recovery-engaged performance events can operate as dynamic modes of growing resilience amidst societal contexts that impede capacity for recovery.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1080/13569783.2020.1844562
Keywords: Addiction, posthumanist, performance, precarity, resilience
Subjects: Performing arts
Psychology > Substance abuse/misuse
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Depositing User: Cathy Sloan
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2021 10:28
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:08


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