Saturday 14 June 2014

Theatre for Development workshop at South Africa House, 13 June 2014

Two St. Mary's University Applied Theatre students facilitated an excellent interactive drama workshop highlighting the work they had done in South Africa in April.  This workshop was a part of the South African High Commission’s celebrations of the 20th anniversary of democracy from 11th-14th June.

The students delivered a series of games and activities based on their work with South African writer, Gcina Mhlophe and her book 'Stories of Africa.'  They also offered a brief introduction to Forum Theatre.  Both activities were met with laughter and respect.  All of the participants enjoyed themselves as they became lions, giraffes and elephants and tried to come up with the best way to work together to solve the problems that were facing the animals from Mhlophe's story.