Posts Tagged ‘theater’

Communicating about Cancer: Results of a Recent Study

Mary Buller - Friday, 27 November 2015 08:41

Communicating throughout cancer journeys is a major social problem in contemporary society. Klein Buendel, Inc. (KB) and San Diego State University (SDSU) addressed this problem by creating and assessing the impacts of a theatrical production, When Cancer Calls…(WCC), anchored in conversations from the first natural history of a patient and family members talking through cancer on the telephone.


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Collaborator Spotlight: Dr. Wayne A. Beach

Sophia Strickfaden - Thursday, 13 March 2014 07:58

Klein Buendel, Inc. has collaborated with San Diego State University for many years and is currently teamed with conversation analysis expert, Dr. Wayne A. Beach, on a multi-year project funded by the National Cancer Institute titled “Conversations about Cancer: A Theatrical Production” (CA144235, W. Beach). This month’s “Collaborator Spotlight” takes a look at the cancer communication research and scholarly contributions of Dr. Beach.


Study Looks at Cancer Communication and Theater

Mary Buller - Monday, 10 March 2014 10:20

In a recent Phase I SBIR project funded by the National Cancer Institute (CA144235, W. Beach) investigators at Klein Buendel collaborated with colleagues at San Diego State University to assess the feasibility of producing and evaluating a theatrical performance about one family’s actual experience with cancer.


The Laramie Project: Using Theater to Generate Conversation

Lyndsay Fluharty - Tuesday, 6 November 2012 07:37

Recently, several researchers and assistants at Klein Buendel, Inc. attended a performance of The Laramie Project with the goal of examining the idea of using theatrical performance to facilitate conversation.  Theaters have the ability to bring a range of topics into communities and have been used for generations as ways to address social issues (think Miss Evers’ Boys about the inhumanity of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment or RENT which brings attention to AIDS).  At Klein Buendel, we focus on changing health behaviors, and see the potential for theatrical performances to be used as a tool to facilitate community conversations about health.


Klein Buendel Partners with San Diego State University on Cancer-Related Theater Research Project

Mary Buller - Wednesday, 26 September 2012 10:50

KB has launched a new research project. It’s a Phase II STTR project with Dr. Wayne Beach (Principal Investigator) from San Diego State University.