The purpose of this study is to examine the archetypal roles regarding
the effects in Drama Therapy focused on Stephen Snow's therapeutic
theatre. Stephen Snow has studied the origins of ritual theatre based on the
anthropology which is established by Victor Turner, Richard Schechner.
Based on the relation between ‘the performative drama therapy model’ and
the ‘ritual theatre therapy’ which Stephen Snow has established, the ritual
has a deep affinity with the myth. This paper investigates the archetypal
roles and the narrative structure of the monomyth/hero-myth which Joseph
Campbell suggested. In addition, it examines the archetypal roles that
Steve Mitchell developed to search a method that becomes a therapeutic
The method of composition of the text related to clients’ distinct
characteristics for Snow's therapeutic theatre production is equal to the
mode faced with the archetypes, roles accordingly. The evocation and
embodiment of archetypes in the construction and enactment of various
kinds of performances can be a healing ritual drama for clients/actors.
Consequently, the archetypal symbolic roles in performative drama therapy,
within a ritual theatre therapy context, are served as containers and they can help the wounded self-concepts to be reconstructed.