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Theatre as a Tool for Social Change: activities for leaders and facilitators

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This Toolkit is a result of work and exchange of practices between educators, actors, youth workers and theatre practitioners who took part in the seminar Theatre as a Tool for Social Change, in La Seu d'Urgell (July 2016) funded by Erasmus + program.

Aims of the tool

Here you will find a selection of workshops that were presented by participants during “Laboratory experience” sessions, as well as detailed explanation of each step for successful performance of the workshop. It aims to be of use for educators and theatre practitioners it terms of sharing good practice.

Description of the tool

This Toolkit is a collection of workshops and excersises that are used in daily work of organizations that took part in the seminar Theatre as a Tool for Social Change. Each workshop has its specific aim in terms of learning, social work, personal development, etc. However, the excersises share one common goal: social transformation, change through theatrical activities. They range from perfromance workshop to vocal excersises, process drama, Image theatre to prevention of bullying. This diversity is the richness of the brochure, which hopefully will be of use for anyone, who believes that theatre CAN make a change.

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Tool overview

Theatre as a Tool for Social Change: activities for leaders and facilitators

This tool is for


and addresses

Social Inclusion, Group Dynamics, Personal Development, Youth Participation

It is recommended for use in:

Training and Networking
Strategic Partnerships

Materials needed:

A large bright space that can comfortably accommodate your group, allowing space to work individually. Walls clear of posters/images where possible.


depends on the workshop: from 40min to a 2,5 hours

Behind the tool

The tool was created by

edited by As. Pirineus Creatius

in the context of

Seminar Theatre as a Tool for Social Change

The tool has been experimented in

Art School 'La Fusteria'

The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Daria Lavrinienko (on 2 November 2016)

and last modified

18 October 2016

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