These are images of the work of Theatre for a Change - we hope you enjoy them.
These images were taken during TTC workshops in which two main themes were explored:
- the use of eye contact, voice and body language in effectively saying no to sex, and
- the issues surrounding society's expectations of the participants as men and women, and how these expectations increase their risk of HIV infection.
Experiential learning techniques were used to explore these issues with the participants. Some of these activities are shown here in this gallery, and include:
- Role Play,
- Touch Tag,
- Group Discussion and
The learning aim for this workshop was to train the facilitators on how to deliver the baseline survey to their focus groups. Some of the methodologies are shown here, including:
- group work
- pair reflection
- team work activities
and practice on how to conduct a baseline survey.
Richard Woods is a professional photographer who spent a month with Theatre for a Change, working with young people at The Community Theatre Centre (CTC) in Jamestown and the Liberian Refugee Camp in Buduburam. These are projects in communites that are economically and socially marginalised.
Theatre for a Change creates a platform for young people to explore their experiences, especially around sex, gender and power, and to make interactive theatre performances out of their stories. The performances are then shown to the local community, on the beach, in the market and in schools. When they have seen the show, audiences are invited in to the acting area to show how they think the characters' behaviour could be changed for a more positive outcome to the story. It's a rehearsal for reality, and a form that the communities have made their own.
Thanks to Richard for his wonderful work with the team. You can also listen to podcasts from Jamestown and Buduburam