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    Heidi Landis, RDT-BCT, LCAT, TEP, CGP will lead the psychodrama workshop. She is a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT), Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT), Trainer Educator and Practitioner of Psychodrama (TEP) and Certified Group psychotherapist. Heidi is the Associate Executive Director at Creative Alternatives of New York (CANY) and an adjunct professor at The College of New Rochelle, Lesley University. She also is frequent guest lecturer at New York University.

    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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  • ATC executive director Dr. Dale Savidge leads the Applied Theatre and Spiritual Formation workshop.

     

    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.

    Download a program flyer in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file format.

  • 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:

    1. 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.
    2. 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.

    For more information on the programs we offer in the Upstate of SC please use the navigation bar at the top of the page.

  • 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.

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    Go Play: Exploring Creativity and Spontaneity Through Psychodrama

    July 24, 2015, 9:00am - July 25, 2015, 4:00pm

    Greenville, South Carolina

    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. When: Friday July 24 from 9 AM to 5 PM (possibly evening), Saturday July 25 from 9 AM to 5 PM Where: Triune Mercy Center in downtown Greenville, SC Registration: Register online! $175 adult preregistration, $125 student preregistration. $200 after July 10.

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    Our next workshop, Applied Theatre and Marginalized Communites, begins Thursday May 14 at 3:00 pm with a visit to our program at the Greenville County Juvenile Detention Center. Then we'll participate in Spectrum, our theatre group for young adults on the autism spectrum. Friday will be a full day of workshops followed by a 3 hour Playback Theatre workshop on Saturday morning with members of the Playback Cafe. There are more workshops Saturday afternoon, another Playback rehearsal Sunday afternoon and then a Playback Cafe performance for the homeless Sunday night. A few spots still remain in the workshop: www.appliedtheatrecenter.org Join us! ... See MoreSee Less

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    Theatre for Marginalized Groups

    May 14, 2015, 12:00am

    Greenville, South Carolina

    An opportunity to learn about and participate in ATC’s group work with adults on the autism spectrum, as well as a Playback Cafe performance for the homeless. This workshop consists of seven sessions that take place over a four-day period. Registered participants may attend as many sessions as desired. Workshop is led by Dr. Dale Savidge. When: Thursday, May 14 (3:30 - 5:00pm and 6:00 - 8:00pm.), Friday, May 15 (9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.), Saturday, May 17 (9:00 a.m. until noon, and 2-5:00 p.m.), Sunday, May 17 (11 a.m. and 4-7:30 p.m.) Where: Greenville County Juvenile Detention Facility, Triune Mercy Center Registration: Register online! $175 adult preregistration, $125 student preregistration. $200 after April 30

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    The Takeaway on NPR

    "Using Faith, Community & Art to Heal Ferguson"

    A pastor and an arts and education organization in St. Louis have been working to bridge divides in the community over the last seven months.

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    Carli Gaughf, Playback Cafe actor and staff at the Applied Theatre Center, trained the actors in Theatre of the Oppressed and facilitated the performance.

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