Go Play: Exploring Creativity and Spontaneity through Psychodrama
This workshop is designed for those interested in exploring the bridge between personal story, creativity, and the power of community. In this experiential workshop, participants will gain an understanding of the basic principles and techniques of psychodrama, group psychotherapy, and sociometry and allow participants to connect with their own sense of play.
Conceived and developed by Jacob L. Moreno, MD, psychodrama employs guided dramatic action to examine problems or issues raised by an individual (psychodrama) or a group (sociodrama). Using experiential methods, sociometry, role theory, and group dynamics, psychodrama facilitates insight, personal growth, and integration on cognitive, affective, and behavioral levels. It clarifies issues, increases physical and emotional wellbeing, enhances learning and develops new skills.
NADTA CE hrs and RDT hours ( if approved by your BCT) and Psychodrama trainings hours are available to participants in this workshop.
From the teacher: In order to learn psychodrama (or drama therapy for that matter ) you have to do it in action. That requires some sharing of yourself but it is up to each individual how much or how little they want to share. No one will be forced to do or share anything they don’t want to share, but there will be opportunities for personal growth if desired …. And they may be asked to be a participant in someone else’s story.
When: Friday July 24 from 9 AM to 5 PM (possibly evening), Saturday July 25 from 9 AM to 5 PM
Where: TBA but in the Greenville, SC area
The Center is at the corner of Stone Avenue and Rutherford St in downtown Greenville. Park behind the three-story brick building in the parking lot off Stone Avenue. Enter the side doors on the Stone Avenue side of the building.
Registration: Register online! $175 adult preregistration, $125 student preregistration. $200 after July 10.
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Applied Theatre and Spiritual Formation
A dynamic, interactive weekend during which you’ll journey into a deeper relationship with God, personally and in community, through applied theatre techniques. Experience the power of theatre as it intersects with faith, and learn how applied theatre methods are useful in the spiritual growth of the individual and the community.
When: Scheduled to order
Where: Held at your facility
Registration: ATC endeavors to make this weekend affordable to all groups. Please email us for an estimate.
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Addressing Human Needs
Applied theatre uses theatrical methodology and employs it to help people understand and rehearse solutions to their problems. ATC investigates these methods, trains people in these methods, and then creates unique programs for organizations to employ our artists in utilizing these methods. Generally speaking, applied theatre techniques address human needs in two ways:
- By addressing personal, psychological or spiritual needs. In these methods we invite people to learn more about themselves, their history, and to try out new ways of living in the world as healthy human beings. Drama therapy is one broad category of methods often used in dealing with these kinds of needs. Other methods include role playing, sociodrama and a variety of games developed by Augusto Boal, such as Image Theatre.
- By addressing social or political concerns shared by a group of people. Sometimes the challenges an individual is facing come from outside themselves, from their peers or society. Applied theatre allows a group of people to “rehearse for reality” together. Forum theatre (also by Boal) is a highly effective interactive theatre method for expressing and then solving a social problem.
Our work is process based (interactive rehearsals) and product based (performances through Playback Theatre and social stories) and we integrate an awareness of spirituality as an essential component of healthy living.
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ATC stays current on a wide variety of applied theatre forms and offers training to theatre artists, social services providers, teachers and others through training workshops throughout the year. We invite leaders in applied theatre, drama therapy, theatre of the oppressed and psychodrama to Greenville for workshops and conferences. In the future we will conduct research and assessments on the efficacy of the programs we offer in order to improve the quality of our work and the work of other practitioners in applied theatre.
For more information on the training we offer please visit our Workshops and Conferences page.