Flagler Published in Youth Theatre Journal

January 8, 2020
Moriah Flagler

Postdoctoral Reasearcher Moriah Flagler's article "Beyond the 'Basic Stuff': Authentic Caring and Digital Storytelling with Youth" was published in Youth Theatre Journal.

Concepts such as "subtractive schooling," explain that schools that de-value young immigrants' perspectives, strip them of their social and cultural resources and make them especially prone to academic failure. Building on the scholarship surrounding critical race theory and applied theatre, this article examines how young people in a Spanish for Heritage Speakers class navigated self and group representation during a digital storytelling residency aimed at disrupting subtractive schooling. Flagler illustrates how digital storytelling as applied theatre positioned the young people as creators of digital media and opened opportunities to recognize their own and each other's cultural wealth.