July 29, 2020
071: Forum Theatre as a Facilitation Tool to Understand Human Interactions with Pernille Jacobsen
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Forum Theatre is a unique approach to facilitation – creating space for change and reflection through creativity, play, and certainly some bravery (to begin with!)
Though the concept fascinates me, I have not had the chance to explore it in as much detail as I would have liked to. To have Pernille Jacobsen, a brilliant facilitator and Forum Theatre practitioner, join me on workshops work gave me the opportunity to change that – and I was not left disappointed.
Forum Theatre and facilitation share many similarities, but cast the other in new lights when considered as two halves of a ‘whole’.
Find out about
- What makes Forum Theatre unique and so impactful
- How Forum Theatre works on a practical level, and how Pernille uses it in a facilitative setting
- What Forum Theatre has taught Pernille as a facilitator, and what facilitation has taught her as a Forum Theatre practitioner
- How, if at all, Forum Theatre can be translated in a virtual environment
- What facilitation and Forum Theatre might look like in the future
Questions and Answers
01:11 When did you start calling yourself a facilitator?
03:03 What would your hashtag be?
05:47 Can you explain more about Forum Theatre?
09:19 Are participants actively involved in scenes from the beginning, or do you take the lead on the performance and bring them in afterwards?
18:38 Do participants play themselves or put themselves in others’ shoes?
21:00 How do you debrief in Forum Theatre?
24:09 Do you combine Forum Theatre with other types of facilitation?
25:21 What have you learned about facilitation from Forum Theatre, and vice versa?
29:00 How do you brief a group before starting a Forum Theatre workshop?
38:02 What makes workshops fail?
42:32 How do you translate Forum Theatre into a virtual environment?
45:08 Are participants more willing or reluctant online?
48:44 What is your vision for Forum Theatre in 2021?
52:42 What one thing would you like listeners to take away from this episode?