• 1 year, 2 months ago

    Jim

    Maria Schejbal of Bielsko Artistic Association Grodzki Theatre visited ALa in Galway for three days from Thursday 11th Feb. In that time Maria attended one of our weekly TO Forum Theatre facilitation skills training workshops. During the evening we devised two Forum presentations. Maria had not participated in such a workshop before and was…[Read more]

    • Maria-Schejbal 1 year, 2 months ago

      It was indeed a great pleasure to visit ALa again and to take part in the Forum Theatre workshop. It happened so, that I had a chance to perform a stranger – a Polish expert in social work sent over to train Irish people in their own local community. Obviously, such an intruder could not get a warm welcome in our TO piece. It was quite an…[Read more]

  • 2 years ago

    Jim

    I am sorry for not getting back to ARTES for some time now. ALa have been extremely busy with shows training and outreach projects. We have won the prestigious AONTAS award for excellence in community education so excited about that.
    For anyone interested in seeing what we are doing we have a website at alact.ie and there are a number of videos…[Read more]

    • Maria-Schejbal 1 year, 11 months ago

      Hello Jim and my sincere congratulations on your succes!

      I have been browsing over your website and I see that you are organizing a Summer Activist Camp under the title “Making the resistance really irresistible” in July. It sounds like a great project and it would be good to hear how it goes. Please let us know!

      Cheers, Maria

  • 2 years, 4 months ago

    Maria-Schejbal

    Many thanks to Ala for inviting us and organizing both workshops! It was an exciting and fruitful experience. Soon, we will publish a new learning path on ARTES platform based on the two Irish sessions. We do count on the participants feedback! And we are looking forward to welcoming you in Poland in spring to further explore synergies between…[Read more]

  • 2 years, 5 months ago

    Jim

    I would like to thank Maria Schejbal & Krzysztof Tusiewicz for comming to Galway and running two day workshops in Puppetry in both Galway and Ennis, Co Clare. I learnt a lot and think it is a great way to create awareness of issues of concern. They also attended the ALa showcase last Friday where there was performances by our Adult inclusive…[Read more]

  • 2 years, 10 months ago

    Maria-Schejbal

    Hi Jim, and welcome to our ARTES platform!

    I am not that familiar with Forum Theatre, just being aware of its main principles. But as you know, I am totally crazy about puppets. Answering your question about using puppetry art in dealing with painful social phenomena, I would like to refer to my own experience. With puppets we can do things…[Read more]

    • Jim 2 years, 10 months ago

      Maria it does not have to b a Forum Theatre workshop. The video was moving. I can see great opportunities in the use of puppets in personal development. I have forwarded ur email to the Training committee for their comments.
      I can see potential for the use of puppets in Forum too. Taking into consideration your ideas. The puppet falling apart is a…[Read more]

  • 2 years, 10 months ago

    Jim

    ALâ mainly use Forum Theatre as a personal, social and developmental tool. Doing the Maria Schejbal’s Bielsko Artistic Association Grodzki Theatre, puppet course in Goreme Turkey I am wondering how puppets could be used to deal with subjects like bullying where the audience becomes actively involved as in Forum Theatre
    Has anyone any experience in…[Read more]

  • 2 years, 10 months ago

    Jim

    Despite an 80% cut in our funding over the past few years ALâ has continued to increase our services, fully inclusive weekly theatre workshops, training people nationwide in using Forum Theatre with their groups, outreach projects in schools, community and social organizations. This is achieved through the commitment of so many people who share…[Read more]