Date of Award

Spring 5-16-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

MA - Master of Arts


Expressive Therapies


Laura Wood, PhD.


This paper will present a synthesis of existing available research on the unique needs of the LGBTQ+ adolescent community within the field of drama therapy with a specific focus on Narradrama and Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth approach to mythology. The literature review of these subjects will be aimed at the future use of Monomyth in conjunction with Narradrama with LGBTQ+ adolescents who are experiencing identity issues and other crises associated with their status as members of the queer community. This literature review will aim to create a base of collated research to aid in future method interventions using mythology and heightened narrative in drama therapy practice. The goal of creating this base of research will be to open up conversation and potential future research into fusing existing drama therapy techniques and practices with new ideas for the population. The paper will conclude with a brief overview of ideas on methods or interventions that could grow from the existing literature that has been compiled.

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