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In the last few decades Africa has seen an upsurge of the use of applied theatre in addressing individual and community issues in diverse paradigms. However, fewer studies have examined its potential beyond sensitisation, awareness creation campaigns and general education through playlets and post-performance discussion. This paper discusses how some aspects of applied theatre were used for data gathering in academic research in connection with Irregular Migration in Ghana. I base the discussion on how I used Applied Theatre, specifically, Augusto Boal’s Image works on the platform of Testimonial Theatre as an investigation tool in academic research. It also shows its ripple effect of breaking the silence among irregular migrants - returnees in Ghana. Performance as Research was considered for this investigation. The findings reveal that applied theatre has high potential of serving a larger purpose in eliciting underlying information in academic research.

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