What is "Applied Theater"?
Applied Theater uses theater techniques and practices as a catalyst for positive change. An umbrella term encompassing a variety of uses and techniques, it can be a way to examine shared experiences, collaborate and explore identity. It may incite or inspire action from its audience/participants, educate on a topic or create a space for deeper inquiry and understanding. Typically, Applied Theater does not insist on a course of action but rather uses the input and interaction of participants to create an outcome. It has been used in health-care, the justice system, business, education, development, and more. At ATAI, Applied Theater is a vehicle between shared/sharing knowledge and action.
What do we mean by "social transformation"?
Social Transformation is civic engagement/participation through increased personal and community action. The connections made are peer to peer, community to community, and individual to government. This is achieved through group actions to identify and address issues of public concern.
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