Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Conflict Resolution through Forum Theatre

Core group members of the Beyond Borders, a project attached to the British Council is organizing a one day workshop on “Exploring ways to tackle assumptions about (the ethnic) Conflict through Forum Theatre” at the British Council on Saturday 4 November 2006.

The project members believe that the process to dismantle the protracted nature of the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka should involve concentrated advocacy for greater inclusion, recognition of diversity and promoting the need for greater critical analysis of our assumptions and prejudices relating to the conflict.

As a tool to explore and understand these prejudices more clearly and as means to explore conflict in general we propose the use of forum theatre- A form of theatre where scenarios are designed to stimulate and encourage audience participation through discussion, interactive role-playing and shared experiences.

The event is divided into two main sessions; the first session would be on acquiring key skills relating to Conflict Resolution. Mr. Sanjana Hattotuwa (Coordinator/Media Unit, Centre for Policy Alternatives and Head of the ICT and peacebuilding at Infoshare) would be conducting this workshop.

The second session would involve a discussion on forum theatre led by Mr. John Martin (Artistic Director, Pan Centre for Intercultural Arts, UK.) and a Model Forum theatre presented by the Beyond Borders Core Group.

Date : Saturday 4 November 2006
Time : 09.30 a.m. – 04.00 p.m.
Venue : British Council Hall, 49 Alfred House Gardens, Colombo 03

For registrations, please visit the following link and fill in the necessary details.

You may also email your registrations to with your name, age and contact details.

Please note:

- All participants are expected to be in the ages from 16 to 25.
- The deadline for registration is Friday 3 November 2006.
- Admission is free but registration is mandatory since only limited places are available.

Related Links :

Event Flyer
Further information about the event and its objectives.
More on Beyond Borders

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