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This article analyses the importance of participation in development discourse and examines the effectiveness of theatre as a participatory technique and communication channel. It considers how theatre forms and aesthetics have potential power to produce individual and collective knowledge and alter perceptions. It examines community as a unit of analysis and the role it can play in self-determination, considering existing power structures. It is placed in the context of Jana Sanskriti, which aims to help communities learn how to use theatre as a language for reflection, exploration, and analysis in order to articulate new direction and bring about transformation.

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10.1080/09614520902866348

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