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Forum Theatre Guide

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This tool kit is based on A.R.T.Fusion Association Romania experience in working with Forum theatre in various communities with young people from Romania.This guide offers aspects of theory plus some practical examples from different implemented projects.

Aims of the tool

To provide youth worker or active citizen with information and knowledge from practical field of Forum Theatre as a tool for social intervention.
To inspire and motivate members of civil society to take action and make a change.

Description of the tool

The structure of the guide helps the reader to go through all the basic steps of the FT: from
the Theatre of the Oppressed to the FT; identifying the problem in a community; creating a team for the project; structure of the ‘script’; the Forum part; information regarding the
Joker; the impact of the play on the team; impressions – of the volunteers and of the public;
information regarding planning and organizing a FT event, including PR; and challenges
offered by FT.


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Tool overview

Forum Theatre Guide

This tool is for

Youth Workers Active Citizens Coordinators Facilitators Drama Facilitators

and addresses

Social Inclusion, Anti-Racism, Project Management, Conflict Management, Gender issues

Behind the tool

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The tool was created in the context of

A.R.T. Fusion Team

The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Andreea-Loredana Tudorache (on 18 November 2011)

and last modified

15 November 2011

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