Who is Responsible? Neoliberal Discourses of Well-Being in Australia and New Zealand

Molly Mullen
Kelly Freebody
Amber Walls
Peter O'Connor

Policy proposals about social change and well-being shape the implementation of applied theatre projects through technologies such as evaluation practices and funding applications. Representations of projects can, in turn, effect public discourse about who participants are and why they are or are not ‘being well’. Like public policy, applied theatre for social change has to establish a problem that needs to be solved.