The Nature of Bonding as Experienced Parent/Child Dyads, Participating in a Community Theatre Project
Référence bibliographique 
Bronstein, Leslie. 2007. «The Nature of Bonding as Experienced Parent/Child Dyads, Participating in a Community Theatre Project». Mémoire de maîtrise, Montréal, Université Concordia, Département de thérapies par les arts.
Intentions : « This paper examines theatre as an effective means of facilitating bonding between parents and children who take part in a theatre production together. » (p. iii)
Échantillon/Matériau : « The sample included four fathers and five mothers with parents ranging in age from 35-45 years. » (p. 79)
Instruments : Guide d’entretien semi-directif
Type de traitement des données : Analyse de contenu
« It uses, as its main source of research, a real-life community theatre production in which a number of parent-child dyads took part. Following the theoretical structure of therapeutic theatre, all aspects of the production, including, script, casting, rehearsals, direction and performance, were focused on a balance between process and product. Whereas in professional theatre the end goal is the performance, here the experiences gained throughout the entire process, including the performance, were of equal value. Post-performance interviews were held with eight sets of parents and their children to establish how participating in the project affected their relationships. From these interviews it was found that four things helped facilitate instances of bonding: 1) professional attitude towards the time committed to the play; 2) a positive regard or witnessing between each other; 3) the creation of multiple incentives to motivate parents to allow themselves to partake in an activity with their children and; 4) an expansion and exploration of roles outside of both the parents’ and the children’s habitual interactions. » (p. iii)