Theatre for Change

A theatre workshop enabled women from different ages and backgrounds, still under the effect of war and its consequences, to transform their nonverbal memory into performative expression, setting out on a path to recovery, a path to self-esteem, dignity and healing. Theatre, known as a medium to expand the values of peace, equality, justice and social responsibility, helped to bring individual and collective internal experiences to the external level. In this report, the methods, strategies, and exercises are documented. Women are carriers and connectors of stories in society. Learning to write down their story, they introduce the reader to their experience of transforming war trauma into developing their communities and reforming the condition of other women, in an attempt to overcome the devastating experience of war together: “Our stories will always remain ours, but in retelling them they belong to us all”.