Capuchin Social Theatre

Caring for life through Arts

CapST

Our Projects

Each of our projects are specifically designed based on the emergency context and the local community needs. This is why we work in a huge varieties of contexts characterized by social distress such as hospitals, immigrants, prisons, juvenile prisons, community for drug addicts, street children, mental disorder, child soldiers, war zones, jihadist child...

Our projects are carried out first of all for our Capuchin friars all over the world, but we usually work in collaboration with other associations/organizations [ex: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC), UNICEF, Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

Working Projects

Sub-Saharan Africa

RRSTP Child Soldiers
Rehabilitation & Reintegration Social Theatre Program is an intensive social theatre program specifically designed to form local social workers in order to work with children formally associated to armed forces and armed groups (child soldiers)

North Africa

Christian minority community

Middle East

Against extremism (Ḍidda al-tatarruf) - RRSTP Jihadist Children
Rehabilitation & Reintegration Social Theatre Program specifically designed for Jihadist Children

Europe

Best practices 4 Youth Integration & Global Compact on Education

Formation for religious life on intercultural communities

Previous Works

Sub-Saharan Africa

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

2016
Goma – Rehabilitation & Reintegration Social Theatre Program (RRSTP) in collaboration with UNICEF DRC. CAJED center.

Formation of local operators in sociale theatre applied to children formally associated to armed forces and armed groups (child soldiers). Social Theatre workshops with child soldiers. Final community event with social theatre show: “Nous sommes humaine, nous sommes enfants, pas soldat”


Goma - Youth prison ‘EGEE’ in collaboration with UNICEF DRC

Intensive workshops with final community event on legislation in female abuse

Cameroon

2013
Bamenda central prison – Juveniles section
“The Unbeatable: DonKisciotte”

Workshops and final community event on the prejudice


Bamenda central prison – adults section
“Francesco”

Workshops and final community event on Saint Francis as a peace-building facilitator in interreligious reconciliation dialogue

2012
Bamenda central prison – adults section
“The forgiveness”


Workshops and final community event on the forgiveness concept as fondamental step for personal and communitarian rehabilitation


Bamenda central prison – Juveniles section
“PinokkhIo BLACK SHEEP”

Workshops and final community event on rebirth through encountering others

2011
Mbhotong (Shisong) - secondary school
“The Julius Caesar: Autopsy of the politician” by W. Shakespeare


Workshops. Final community event on corruption and politics

North Africa

Tunisia

2017
Gammarth – Social Theatre formation inside the Psycosocial training for Libyan local social worker.
In collaboration with Libyan Red Crescent Society.

Focus on war and prison trauma

Libya

2014
Tripoli – Apostolic Vicariate of Tripoli Franciscan Friary

Resilience in war trauma and human trafficking

Middle East

Lebanon

2018
Beirut - FVDL Center in collaboration with Jesuit Refugee Service JRS Lebanon

Social Theatre formation to local social workers.
Focus on Syrian refugee care. Workshops with youth refugee on trust and reconstruction of their own future

2017
Beirut (Badaro) - Capuchin Franciscan friars parish
“Notre Dame des Anges”

Intensive workshop with Youth Syrian Refugee

Europe

Italy

2011 - 2019
C. Beccaria (MI), San Vittore (MI), Due Palazzi (PD), Sondrio (SO), Villa Fastigi (PU), Rodolfo Morandi (CN), La Giudecca (VE)

Workshops, seminars, lectures and formation in prisons (sections: male, female, sex offender, minor)

2014 - 2015
Mira (VE), Trento (TN), Lunano (PU) – youth community for asylum seekers, therapeutic communities (mental disorders and comorbidity)

Annual workshops and intervention with auto-dramaturgy final community events.

2011 - 2014
Milano (MI) – Youth community in collaboration with Associazione Kayros Onlus
“Non Esistono Ragazzi Cattivi”

Permanent workshop with auto-dramaturgy final community event

Swiss

2017
SUPSI University
“L’arte del riscatto. Percorsi di identità, memoria e sviluppo”

Formation in international cooperation with social theatre methodology

Albania

2010
Scutari - Fermentim parish
“Nessun uomo è un’isola / l’io nella comunità”

Workshops on responsibility in social relations

2007
Scutari - Street Children
“Ci metto la faccia”

Workshops with auto-dramaturgy final community event on resiliency

2006
Scutari - Street Children
“Il circo della vita spezzata”

Workshops with auto-dramaturgy final community event on family violence, Blood feuds and female discrimination