Research Study Information

You are being invited to take part in a research study that is being done by Courtney Helen Grile of the School of Creative Arts at Trinity College Dublin, as part of her qualification for a PhD in Drama. You have been invited to take part because you either a) are a working practitioner and facilitator using applied drama methods, or b) have been a participant of an applied drama project.

The surveys will be up/open until 12:00 am Irish Time on 1 April 2021.

This study is being done to explore the potentialities of using applied drama praxis within the framework of deliberative democracies and to offer insights and solutions to those who are looking to create more inclusive practices of democratic communication. This stage of the research will result in a PhD dissertation that will collect, evaluate, reflect upon, and disseminate insights from historical precedence of drama’s relationship with democracy, democratic, social science, and drama theory, and insights from the reality of applied drama praxis through surveys and interviews with facilitators and participants who have operated within the field. We hope this study will have value for the fields of drama and theatre and political science.


Before you decide whether or not to take part, please read the attached information sheet carefully. Ask Courtney any questions you have by emailing her at Don’t feel rushed or under pressure to make a quick decision. You should understand fully the risks and benefits of taking part in this study, and you are encouraged to make a decision that is right for you.

You can download or view the full Survey Information Leaflet here. Once you have read through it, please continue below to the link to access the surveys.

Thank you for deciding to take part in this survey, please make sure to click on the correct link below complete the survey!

*If you are a facilitator and are willing to share this research with participants you have worked with in the past, I would greatly appreciate you sharing the link to this page with participants with whom you have worked. All of the data collected in this survey is completely anonymous. The more data that is collected the more we can learn. Thank you! 

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