Drama for Development
It’s in the stories we tell our children, and it’s in the movies we watch. It’s in the books that we find exciting; it’s in our brain structure. As a species, Homo sapiens value story as a means of preserving knowledge and, in particular, passing values down through generations. As a result, drama has the potential to be extremely effective. They have the ability to change how we interact with one another, to change our prejudices, and to shift our attitudes.
Emotion is essential to our comprehension of the world around us. The persuasive power of stories is immense, and they have been shown to be an effective method of shifting norms. Great stories cultivate apathy, shape new beliefs, and question the status quo. In the right context, this ultimately makes it a powerful tool for social change.
This course will teach you the theory and skills required to write great drama stories. The course includes advanced scriptwriting, creation of story arcs and character guides. You will learn how to tell stories and create narratives that can influence people’s attitudes through emotion.
This course is perfect for:
This training is customised to meet your specific needs as well as the needs of your organisation. During the completion of these modules you will craft a short drama script or series outline focused on a specific topic of your choice.