“Life, while it is happening to us, can seem random and undirected. It’s often only when we tell the story of what happened that some order can emerge from the abundant jumble of details and impressions."
Downplaying the Drama promotes sustainable conflict prevention and a culture of peace through a participatory theater methodology called Drama for Conflict Transformation, or DCT. Drama for Conflict Transformation (DCT) is a unique people-to-people approach to peace education. DCT establishes a safe space to allow members of conflicting groups to break down barriers through personal contact and build strong personal relationships. This provides people with tools to identify and address issues of mutual concern, establishing a common ground for cooperation and coexistence while providing a vehicle for individuals to serve as peace promoters, advocating for a culture of peace.
By developing short plays based on conflict issues and presenting them to their communities in interactive performances, youth are able to express themselves in a safe, peaceful and productive manner.
Youth are engaged in being the source of change.
Youth develop techniques to influence new thinking.
Youth progress in learning new skills and acquiring resources.