T – 2.1 Training Module

The course was structured so as to enable participants to discover ways of opening channels of communication between different communities, some of whom may not speak the same language. It made use of theatre-making and applied theatre methodologies, always emphasising ways in which these skills and techniques can be transferred to different areas of educational and training practice.

  • We began by encountering the city in ways that help participants get a sense of the migrant experience.
  • We responded to these encounters in creative ways, designed to encourage empathy.
  • We looked at play-making techniques that can give a voice to people who are not usually heard in social spaces.
  • We made use of theatre to discover the complexities and possibilities of non-verbal communication, particularly gestural language.
  • We discovered the role of photography and painting as stimuli to non-verbal communication.
  • We discussed specific examples of theatre work with migrant and other minority communities, and explored how the techniques learnt can be applied to a range of distinct community contexts.