Participatory drama workshops are an exciting and powerful way to introduce complex subjects and issues as an empowering and educational experience. AHT’s drama workshops draw on a number of different leading practitioners: Augusto Boal, Dorothy Heathcote, Viola Spolin, Chris Johnston, Brian Way and Keith Johnstone.
Gentle playful exercises are an essential part of the creative process, producing a safe environment within which participants feel able to express ideas, engage in discussion and develop new skills. Drama can contribute to developing: confidence, empathy, imagination, creativity, emotional intelligence, team-working, and communication skills.
Drama workshops not only engage participants cognitively, but also because we are working through using the body, drama is particularly beneficial for kinaesthetic and visual learners.
Body Image workshops commissioned by Derbyshire Health Authority:
- Winner of the NHS Promoting Healthy Lifestyles: Diversity and Patients’ Choice Award Winner: “Quality of the drama work was dynamic!”
- National Award for Good Practice: Amber Valley Health Authority & Ava Hunt won Pamela Sheridan Award for Sex and Relationships Education Project in Primary Schools
Drama workshops have been created and delivered including:
- self esteem
- body image
- relationships and sex education
- safe drinking
- environmental issues
Ava has worked with a wide range of settings including:
- sixth form
- higher education
- young offenders
- community groups
- mental health groups