Applied Drama

Drama for Life engages future cultural leaders in the complex interdisciplinary field of theatre for change – a theatre that intersects with anthropology, sociology, communication health, psychology, performance studies, social work, development and education – a field that has come to be known as Applied Drama.

The Drama for Life – Applied Drama and Theatre Programme develops future cultural leaders to become artists who understand the theoretical and practical ethical and contextual issues related to social transformation on the African continent. It teaches a future generation of reflective educators and facilitators about drama that can be transformed into a learning method; drama that can be used as a research method; drama that can shape research; and drama that can not only be used to bring about social behaviour change, but also drama that can embody social change, symbolic communication and healing.