Doctor of Creative Arts
School of Creative Arts
Copeman, Peter Arthur, The Hearts and Minds project: towards a theatre of cultural diversity - script and archival production videotape, Doctor of Creative Arts thesis, School of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong, 1992. http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/959
Volume One of this thesis comprises the script »td archival videotape of ati original theatre project, Hearts and Minds, written and direct«! by the author and produced by Theatre South at the Bridge Theatre, Wollongong, from 8th to 24th May 1992. The project, which dealt with relations between Anglo- and Vietnamese-Australians in the context of the continuing legacy of the Vietnam War, was a response to a perceived failure of mainstream theatre to address the reality of cultural diversity in Australia - especially with respect to cultures of Asian origin. Hearts and Minds aimed to repudiate racial stereotypes and promote intercultural exchange both thematically, in terms of its characters and story, and theatrically, by mixing traditional Vietnamese water puppetry with actor-based realism.