Methodology

Conducting forum theatre or forum plays in practice requires a joker to facilitate the plays. Here you can find a short introduction to how you can go about working with the forum methods.

  • Remember the Warm up. Relaxes the participants and prepares the body to be active
  • Perhaps do some value exercises
  • Group exercises creating small plays/scenes around actual dilemmas or conflicts
  • Play the scene without interruptions (it is important that no one plays themselves)
  • Discuss the scene, then play it through again with the possibility of stopping at any time, to ask the character or suggesting alternative actions, or replacing an actor with a spec-actor
  • Continue with other suggestions
  • Always evaluate at the end Materials to support and explain the method in dept will be developed throughout this project and it will be possible to download them from the resource section.