<b>Eco-Teatro y concienciación medioambiental de la comunidad: La aplicación del teatro para la prevención de incendios forestales</b> // Eco-theatre and Environmental Awareness in the Community: Theatre as a Tool to Prevent Forest Fires

  • Elena F. Sánchez-Vizcaíno Auburn University
Keywords: Eco-teatro, concienciación medioambiental, incendios forestales, eco-theatre, environmental awareness, forest fires.

Abstract

En este artículo se estudia el papel del teatro como herramienta de sensibilización y prevención de incendios forestales. Para ello, se analiza el movimiento artístico denominado eco-teatro y se relaciona con la campaña de teatro realizada por el Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente (MAGRAMA) durante los años 2009, 2010 y 2011. La campaña se realizó en 161 localidades donde el riesgo de incendios forestales era elevado. Los resultados del análisis y de las encuestas recogidas muestran que, al menos a corto plazo, el público aumentó sus conocimientos acerca de esta problemática gracias a la representación teatral a la que asistió y, por tanto, se postula la utilidad del teatro como herramienta de concienciación y sensibilización medioambiental.

 

Abstract

 

This essay studies the role of theatre as a tool for awareness and forest fire prevention. To achieve this goal, the artistic movement called eco-theater has been analyzed and related to a theatre campaign conducted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA) during the years 2009, 2010 and 2011 in Spain. The campaign took a theatrical production to 161 small towns in areas where the risk of forest fires was particularly high. The results of the analysis and surveys collected show that, at least for a short term period, the audience increased their knowledge regarding this environmental problem thanks to the theatrical representation. The article concludes that eco-theater can be a very useful tool in increasing environmental awareness.

 

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Author Biography

Elena F. Sánchez-Vizcaíno, Auburn University

Auburn University, United States

efs0006@auburn.edu

Elena is currently working and studying at Auburn University. She has a PhD in Communication, Education and Society with a dissertation in Accessible Theatre. Her research interest is Applied Theatre.

Published
2015-02-16
Section
Articles: General Section