CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - Zoukak Workshops: Training Of Theatre Practitioners

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Deadline for applications: 17 September 2018

Zoukak Workshops is a program launched by Zoukak Theatre Company and Cultural Association, consisting in series of drama therapy workshops with children and youths and training sessions with theatre practitioners in psychosocial intervention techniques. The workshops take place once per year, in cycles of three months each, and will be offered free-of-charge.
Training of Theater Practitioners
(in Pyschosocial Intervention Techniques)
Zoukak is launching its fifth cycle of the program by offering a training for theatre practitioners in psychosocial intervention techniques. The training will be led by Zoukak’s team of professional facilitators who have an experience of over ten years in leading drama therapy and psychosocial interventions with marginalized communities across Lebanon and abroad.
Location: Zoukak Studio, Karantina, Beirut

The workshop will be divided into two sub-cycles:
First sub-cycle: 
October 2018 Tuesdays: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th.
Second sub-cycle:
January 2019 Tuesdays: 15th, 22nd, 29th.
February 2019 Tuesdays: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th.

Time: 4pm to 8pm
Participation fee: free-of-charge
Duration: 48 hours (12 sessions of 4 hours each)
Frequency: One session per week
Number of participants: 20
Who can apply?
Practitioners working with children and youths: educators, therapists, psychologists, social workers, activity leaders and artists experienced in psychosocial artistic mediation techniques.  
The selection criteria is based on:
- The motivation and ability to commit to the required time needed;
- Previous or/and current field work with children and youth.

Which techniques will be used?
 The TTP is built around 3 parallel directive lines:
- The direct experimentation of the psychosocial intervention technique, which allows each trainee to discover the work and experience it on a personal level;
- The practical and theoretical acquisition of the technique with a focus on the different technical and pedagogical levels involved, and the adaptation of these tools to the trainee’s personal field of work;
- The analysis of case-studies, sharing examples of experiences from the field, and advice on safe practice; exposing the trainee to possible situations and challenges where he/she has to position him/herself in relation to the group.
At the end of the program, practitioners will:
 - Acquire tools of story building, storytelling, body movement, voice training, creative writing and performance building, with a clear understanding of their aims in order to be able to design psychosocial interventions accordingly;
- Acquire writing skills to note and maintain a log of the psychosocial artistic mediation exercises, focusing on the “set of rules” defining each exercise;
- Acquire facilitation skills to ensure neutrality and active listening;
- Use the artistic mediation exercises’ rules to manage the group dynamic and to deal with children and youth with hyperactivity, strong leadership, introversion and difficulties of expression;
- Be able to resolve conflicts through working on the group dynamic;
- Develop the required attitude to co-lead a psychosocial intervention and to foster collective positive critical thinking around the fieldwork;
- Acquire reporting and proposals writing skills;
- Be informed about policies of international funding and the technical vocabulary related to it;
How to apply?
Applicants are asked to submit their CV and a motivation letter including highlights of their experience in the field, to the following email address: before 17 September 2018.