An interactive performance based on forum theater technique
To have the opportunity to tease someone can be very tempting. Especially, if it can bring you admiration of your friends. Especially in your class! Especially in front of the teacher! Especially, when you can!
Where is the line between fun, impertinence and bullying? What is acceptable in behavior towards classmates and teachers, and what is too much?
In our story children meet with characters who keep breaking the boundaries until something happens…
The program of the workshop 1. Introduction to the topic of bullying (in the form of activation games and exercises) 2. Viewing of short themed story (theater performance) 3. Searching for different solutions to the story (taking the place of the character and acting on his or her behalf) 4. Reflection on the experience and topic (discussion and closing group activity)
Forum theater is a technique that teaches us in key moments to look for different solutions and act accordingly. What are my options of changing something? In our story children uncover situations in which the course of action could have been taken differently and better, and by stepping into the characters’ shoes they have the chance to change the outcome of the story for the better.
Forum theater is an educational system based on working with a pre-prepared theater performance played by professional actors. The goal is to transfer the notion that if children can change the course of events on the stage, they are capable of doing the same in real life.
The performance It was only a joke!was co-created by the actors, director, psychologist, and expert on children’s education. The project was initiated due to the increase of aggression and bullying at schools that teachers are often victims of also. During discussions on the topic educationalists showed interest in the particular concept of theater performance.
Target audience: grade 3 – 5 Number of attendees: 45 children/ 2 classes Duration: 90 minutes
This performance is presented on the Small Stage of Minor Theater.
When Sheriff of Nottingham had the roof above Robin’s head taken away, just because, he had no idea what this would cause. When Robin met Marianne he knew she was the one. Such a love can only come once. A rusty squeak at the castle, the Sherwood forest is dark, something is up, something is about to happen…
A popular story of injustice, courage and love brought to you by the dancing and singing Minor gang and directed by Lenka Vagnerová.
Who would have thought that I’d fall for a girl from a castle but I am on my knees, I confess beaten by a lass and alas time without her does not want to pass.
Who would have thought a lad from the woods would catch my eye but I admit all I want is to be with him as strange as it may seem and alas that in the middle of the night he will come to me, I dream.
Appropriate age 8 years or older Duration 1h 10 minutes without intermission Premiere 20 September, 2015