- By: Grace Zwane
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/youthstand
Youth Stand is a youth development platform that builds the community through different projects it undertakes.
We offer a platform for young people to share their traumatic experiences. This gives them the opportunity to express themselves on their individual stands.
The project in collaboration with Drama for Life Playback Theatre will help young people to release their pain and find self through a “Playback of Experiences”. Playback Theatre is an improvisational form of theatre based on the personal stories of audience members. Stories are spontaneously shared by the audience following a performance by Playback theatre. While Playback Theatre does not aim to “cure” or serve as therapy, the experience can be therapeutic in the sense that it provides individuals an opportunity to share their story and witness it in the community. To ensure that the individuals are contained sufficiently, Youth Stand will employ a drama therapist for post playback session with the individuals. This will serve as a final closure stage. A poet will then conclude the whole series with poetry.
Youth Stand will be the first of its kind to engage with Drama for Life Playback Theatre to creatively produce a series of authentic stories as video content to build the community.
We need your help to make this production possible in 2019.
We need to pay for:
PR and communication Strategist
Drama for Life Playback Theatre
Admin for playback theatre
The production crew