The Actvise project has as a goal to show how digital media can be used not only after the plays, but also in pre-activities (f.x. collecting conflicts and dilemmas) and during the plays themselves (f.x. by video documenting the process) and in post-activities (f.x. the following evaluation of the scenes).
By using digital media in all the phases of forum plays you ‘modernise’ the method so it fits the target group of young people better, since they already use digital media. This leads to believing that the involvement and interest of the young people will be stronger.
Traditionally, forum theatre is very much about what goes on in the moment. It is about creating scenarios and solutions on location, and discussing and evaluating subsequently. The idea is that participants learn from the event and incorporates new attitudes and behaviour patterns into their future behaviour.
These are exactly the benefits of the forum theatre method this project wants to draw on: the clarification and reflection that take place during the theatre event. By introducing a cognitive perspective, however, the intention is to widen the potential and use of the forum theatre method. Instead of viewing the forum theatre production as an isolated event, it is proposed that we instead look at it in terms of three levels:
You will through this handbook finde examples of how and when you can include digital media in these 3 phases.