Where do we start from?
Through what mechanisms have we defined the theme of the process?
What position do we occupy?
What kind of participation are we going to incorporate into the process?
Socio-drama is a method whereby a group studies a particular topic, a social situation, or themselves through a creative group process guided by an instructor. It is the same members of the group who can choose the roles or can be assigned.
It refers to the dramatization of a situation of daily life through the representation of the situation by people in a group. These people will represent the characters holding different roles. Representing the scene of life allows one to put oneself in another’s place, to experience feelings, to realize and understand. It allows the rest of the group to learn, understand by observing and also analyse what happened.
What is needed?
In the sociodrama, the volunteers are asked to get away from the rest of the group to explain the situation and to discuss how they will stage it, allowing them a few minutes to reach agreements. They can also be given cards with behaviour guidelines and/or profiles of each character they are going to represent so that they can be used as support. Finally, we proceed to the dramatization and then to the analysis and debate.
What is the most important thing in socio-drama?