Association of Drama Practitioners STOP-KLATKA
The Association of Drama Practitioners STOP-KLATKA consists of passionate people working for social change by using the Applied Drama method and teach working with drama.
We use drama in such areas as education, prevention, rehabilitation, developing interpersonal, social and civic skills, preventing discrimination and exclusion as well as building ties within local communities. Since 2002 we carried out over 40 drama-based projects, reaching over 23,000 people.
The Association also promotes, popularises, and teaches Applied Drama method. We organise drama courses and workshops, international conferences and forums for drama practitioners, publish materials and certify drama coaches and supervisors. Over 2,500 people from all over Poland have participated in our courses, which use drama in group work.
The Associations draws its strength from the people who combine their active attitude towards social change and vast competences in various subject matters with knowledge of drama and working with groups. Members of the Association include psychologists, teachers, social policy and rehabilitation experts, theatre experts, coaches, a mediator, a journalist, a choreographer, human rights experts, event organisers, actors and actresses, therapists and students – some of them graduates of a year-long Drama programme at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.