WOVEN THEATRE PROJECT مشروع فوفن المسرحي
Internationale Theatre project with refugees
Forced migration and war are deeply and generationally interwoven with the emotional-cultural life and experience. Families are no longer able to show their children, or to even feel themselves, what should be basic human qualities: empathy, resilience, a keen eye towards the environment, commitment, personal contentment, and trust and interest in others. In various theatrical workshops, e.g., puppetry, physical theatre, body and rhythm, or mime, we provide input for intellectual debate and develop common tasks. Our approach is playful, as well as action and body-oriented. This opens up new perspectives and possibilities for action and creates access to emotions. We work with refugee adults who come from a theatrical or pedagogic background. We give them the tools of theatre and how to impart this knowledge to children. In this way we locally weave self-empowerment structures in order to connect local people and refugees so that they can integrate themselves into the new society through the instrumentof theatre. Theater as a dialogue, cultural exchange and job perspective.Our concept
Shirin, 17, counselor
For me, my future had no meaning. I didn’t know what else to do. But since I’ve been working at the Woven Theatre, I feel valuable. My life has meaning. I like working with the children and learning for myself as well.