„Theatre in Education“ is an educational method which uses in a very practical way theatre techniques to bring about skills that are necessary both in business and in private communication, such as precise observation, active listening, clear expression and multitasking.
It is well known that people learn best from their own experiences, through the method „feel it yourself“, but we are not all in a position to live through the rich spectre of such experiences.
By getting into different roles, and under the professional guidance of theatre educator, the participants of the workshop enter new business situations with the possibility of making mistakes that will not cost them dearly in terms of business.
Due to the excellent results achieved by this methodology, more and more companies are deciding to undertake this type of education for their employees, particularly for those who are in everyday contact with the clients. This method is favoured among the participants themselves because through game and in a fun way they acquire new experiences and insights which assist them in coping with stressful business situations.
1. Theatre exercises
→ raising awareness of the space in which we are, of the persons that surround us and of ourselves
→ on our own and other people’s examples to raise awareness of the flaws and qualities of certain situations of greeting and introduction
Virus or inserted sentence
→ inversion of already resolved situation into a situation that would benefit us (turning the tables)
→ active listening
Chair under pressure
→ finding several ways of resolving “multitasking” situations
Putting yourself in other people's shoes
→ engaging in roles that are opposite to the ones we have in our lives
→ a sales manager would get the role of the buyer, a mother would the role of her child
2. Implementation of exercises into concrete business situations
In the first part of the workshop we deal mostly with situations that are not related to the working places of the participants, while in the second part we move to their everyday working positions and confront them with situations with which they cope within their respective professions.
The goal of this drama workshop is to put participants in different roles within a given situation, as well as to consider the possible solutions and epilogues; development of team work, finding alternative solutions to given problems.
After each exercise, the leader of the workshop, together with the participants, observes, and comments on the played situations and relates them to the ones that are part of the professional life.
- body flexibility
- voice: diction, loudness and modulation
- listening to the collocutor
- the harmony between body and voice in a given situation (face to face)
- receiving information: rhythm and fluidity of voice
- structure of message, key word
- feelings and wishes
- working on self-confidence
- personal/ professional distance
- control over emotions
- versatility of ideas
min 12; max 20