February 18th, 2012 - Improvisational Psychodrama (即興心理劇)

posted Feb 27, 2012, 12:01 AM by Hamamatsu JALT   [ updated May 23, 2012, 6:30 AM ]

Improvisational Psychodrama (即興心理劇)

Peter Ross - Sponsored by West-Tokyo Chapter

The title for Peter Ross' presentation guarantees intrigue, "Improvisational Psychodrama". In his extremely audience-centred workshop, Peter Ross demonstrated how simple stimuli such as pictures can be used to elicit stories that students develop into their very own improvisational psychodrama. First, students are presented with a stimulus and a brainstorming session is held in which several story ideas are produced by the students. Following this, students choose one of the story lines and elaborate on the content creating a framework for the drama. Next, it's action! The drama is played out by students who take turns in the various roles. Peter Ross also illustrated how the activity can lead to a deeper glimpse into the psyche when having multiple people play the "HONNE"(本音) and "TATEMAE"(建前) aspects for each character in the drama.

Reported by Adam Jenkins

February 18, 2012