Two people in a classroom. One person stares straight forward with their hands pointed forward on an angle. A second person stares off to the side.

The Workshops

Our classroom workshops based in Forum Theatre methodology give students the opportunity to explore complex social issues in a safe, facilitated environment that encourages creative problem-solving. Accordingly, our workshops are customizable to the issues that are most relevant to your classroom and are compatible with a wide variety of social justice, equity, civics, and arts-related curriculum content.

The content of presentations will be tailored to reflect the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and can be facilitated in-person or virtually.

Starting with fun theatre games designed to promote participation and improve communication skills, students will then work with our trained facilitator to create image-based theatre scenes that encourage them to examine the workshop topic from multiple perspectives. Each session will end with a discussion circle where students will reflect on their work and leave inspired with positive, realistic strategies on the topic.

Topics we can explore…

  • Bullying/ Cyber-Bullying
  • Mental Health
  • Consent
  • Homophobia and Transphobia
  • Sexual Assault and Harassment
  • Substance Misuse
  • Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity
  • Healthy Living
  • Gang Violence
  • Peer Pressure
  • Civic Engagement
  • Environmentalism
  • And many more!

Learning Outcomes

1. Develop tools for navigating sensitive social issues of equity.
2. Learn to view problems from multiple perspectives and increase empathy for others.
3. Explore different forms of communication and creative problem-solving.
4. Generate passion for the arts, civic engagement, social justice and equity.

“I really appreciated how the [Forum Theatre] format allowed students to immerse themselves in situations and was impressed with the level of student participation… they could test out their theories in real time. The students got the chance to speak up for themselves…”

– Timothy, Youth Worker and Teacher

Booking Information

Semester: Available all year round!

Duration: 60-75 min (1 class period; negotiable)

Participants: 1 class

Delivery: Virtual or In Person

Click the link to download our brochure (PDF document): School Programming Brochure 2020-21

To book or inquire about our offerings, email our communications team!