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Why Applied Theatre is the Future of Social Change

Are you looking for a way to create positive social change in your community? Look no further than applied theatre!


Applied theatre is a form of theatre that focuses on social change and education. It uses theatre techniques to address social issues, engage communities, and promote dialogue and understanding. Applied theatre can take many forms, from workshops and performances to community projects and activism.


At the Baltic Applied Theatre School, we believe that applied theatre is the future of social change. Here's why:


1. Engaging and Empowering Communities

Applied theatre empowers communities to take action and create change. It provides a platform for marginalised voices to be heard and for communities to come together to address social issues. Through workshops, performances, and community projects, applied theatre engages participants in creative and critical thinking, promotes dialogue and understanding, and fosters a sense of community and collaboration.


2. Addressing Social Issues

Applied theatre is a powerful tool for addressing social issues. It can be used to raise awareness about social problems, challenge stereotypes and prejudices, and promote social justice and equality. Applied theatre also provides a safe space for participants to explore their own experiences and perspectives, and to share their stories and ideas with others.


3. Transformative Learning Experience

Participating in applied theatre workshops and projects can be a transformative learning experience. It allows participants to develop new skills and knowledge, challenge their assumptions and beliefs, and broaden their horizons. Applied theatre also promotes personal growth and development, fostering empathy, self-awareness, and social responsibility.


At the Baltic Applied Theatre School, we offer a Foundation Course in Applied Theatre that provides a comprehensive understanding of applied theatre practice. Through three in-depth workshops, participants will learn how to develop and implement applied theatre projects, facilitate group discussions and practice, collaborate effectively with fellow trainees, artists, and organisations, and work sensitively and responsibly with participants in specific contexts.


By the end of the program, participants will not only have gained new skills and knowledge but also developed meaningful relationships and connections that will continue to inspire and guide them in their journey as applied theatre practitioners.


Join us in the exciting journey of applied theatre and be a part of the future of social change!

To learn more about the Foundation Course and other opportunities for applied theatre, visit our website or contact us at sayhello@bats-school.eu.


We hope you found this article informative and inspiring. Thank you for reading!

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