Theatre as a creative weapon for personal, social and political change.
– 11th, 12th and 13th of March 2022 –
In this workshop you will learn, explore and apply how we can use theatre as a way to create performance pieces from those who do not have a voice. Through the methodology of the Theatre of Yes, people’s creativity enhances their personal talent so that they believe in themselves and stop feeling that “I can’t, I’m not enough, I don’t know how to do anything.”
They can find themselves from another perspective and use their personal stories to help them escape the victimization in which they sometimes find themselves trapped.
- To create theatre pieces from personal experience.
- To understand how to unlock creativity from those who are marginalized.
- To use theatre to break out of victimization and empower those who do not have a voice.
THEATRE AS A CREATIVE WEAPON FOR PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CHANGE.
This workshop is for you if…
You feel that you still have time to turn your life around so that the theatre is more present in it, bringing more happiness and greater personal and professional well-being.
You want to awaken your body, your emotions and your creativity, which have been dormant for a long time.
You would like to learn new theatre techniques to use with other groups and so that your life has a fuller purpose.
You want to find a space where your sensitivity and creative intensity are understood in a group environment with other people like you.
You long to contribute your grain of sand to society and you feel that creativity is a weapon against this neglect.
The Theatre of Yes can help unlock your “Noes” and help other people to empower themselves.
Personal values for the base of the Theatre of Yes
Creativity as a way to awaken consciences, share silenced stories and transform society. In all my years of experience I have seen how the Theatre has been an engine of change, transformation, realization and analysis, as well as a form of forgiveness and bringing communities together.
EMPATHY AND COLLECTIVE STRENGTH
I believe in the group as a way to learn, understand, share, advance and break prejudices and stereotypes. In the group you will find a safe, confidential and inspiring space for your learning process.
Beauty as a means of showing traumas, metaphorical concepts and silenced stories. The processes of the Theatre of Yes are deep and at the same time vital, through which this beauty helps us to reconnect, enjoy, understand each other and move forward together.
The work is methodical, analytical and validated by years of research and practical experience. This work is based on the use of the Theatre of Yes as a form of social justice, giving a voice to those who do not have one, hearing silenced stories and helping organizations in their creative transformation.
The positive, transformative energy that our body and its own movement give us, generating creativity. Vitality is important as a force for transforming lives, relationships, or past ideas.
What is the Theatre of Yes?
A theatrical language with which to give life to high-quality works using the personal stories of people who are not professional actors but who have a lot to say. An honest, generous and beautiful language used with the result that the spectators present break their prejudices and we all become closer as a society.
Break stereotypes and entrenched prejudices, bringing the most forgotten parts of society closer to a space of social and personal recognition.
Wake up and give a voice to the most silenced and abandoned stories in this world.
Create an “army” of creative Yeses to expand theatre as a tool to make the most oppressed groups in the world heard.
Sustain spaces where organizations can, through the creativity of the Yes, discover, reflect and transform entrenched, forgotten or muted themes.
Expand honesty, humility, generosity and simplicity as creative weapons for personal, social, and political understanding.
METHODOLOGY OF THE THEATRE OF YES
GO TO CREATION
Learn acting and body exercises to unlock your “Yeses” and reconnect with your body, emotion and voice.
GO TO REFLECTION
Understanding the fundamentals is essential for doing quality work. We will actively reflect to deeply understand why the performing arts have such a transformative and differentiating force.
GO TO THE COLLECTIVE
You will work with your colleagues, at a distance but together, to understand the strength of collectives where the stories change from guilt to victimization to group understanding and empowerment.
GO TO YOUR NEW PROFESSION
You will have three individual sessions at each end of the module to clarify doubts, personal reflections and fears and to direct you towards an immediate application in your work.
GO TO A BETTER WORLD
You will enter a deep personal and professional process to understand your own history as a human being and thus be able to give the best of yourself for others.