Name of organisation/institution:
Center for performing art and education Teatar Pi

Type of structure:
NGO

Country/Region:
Macedonia, Balkan

Short description:
One year Theater project “The little Prince“ with people with intellectual disabilities in Skopje played in “Macedonian opera and ballet”

Target group:
People with intellectual disabilities

Age of participants:
18 – 45 years old

Methods used:
With specific acting techniques and process of improvisation, the work explored the possibilities of creating theater with images and stories of everyday life for people with intellectual disabilities. Exercises for self-discovery and psycho-physical exercises  leaded  by two professional actors , Zlatko Mitreski and Macedonian Ilievska the day center for people with intellectual disabilities Message Skopje.

Practical arrangements used:
Throughout the series of the specific performing techniques this program   will explore the possibilities of creating theater images and stories in everyday life situations.  Within easy–to–follow theater games, the persons with intellectual disability will create a material, which will be part of dramaturgy in Theater performance. With active rehearsals on a professional stage, and where all the previously implemented activities will be used. The participants will have the opportunity to feel and enter a real theater world. While rehearsing, we will use the entire equipment needed on the stage: lights, sounds, scenery etc.

Context/background:
Promoting theater as a tool for community-work; introducing and implementing proven and innovative methodologies of psycho-social theater work into the Macedonian context.

Issues address:
Increasing the presence, visibility and diversity of high-quality artistic contents into predominantly disadvantaged groups in society

Objectives:
– To provide opportunities for participation for persons with intellectual disability in the area of Performing arts.
– To empower persons with intellectual disability in order to increase self-assertion.
– To raise public awareness regarding the rights and possibilities of persons with intellectual disability. 

Impacts on youngsters:
If it is clear that every human being is an equal member of the society and has the right to equal opportunities and non-discrimination. These kind of  project  shall lead to raising public awareness regarding the needs and possibilities of persons with intellectual disability.

Impacts on the organization:
Promoting theater as a tool for community-work; introducing and implementing proven and innovative methodologies of psycho-social theater work . -Empowering the children, youth, marginalized groups, developing their individuality, relativity, awareness and social skills through theater and the level of their art education

Other impacts:
Promoting theater as a tool for community-work; introducing and implementing proven and innovative methodologies of psycho-social theater work into the Macedonian context. -Empowering the children, youth, marginalized groups, developing their individuality, reativity, awareness and social skills through theatre and the level of their art education. -Increasing the presence, visibility and diversity of high-quality artistic contents into predominantly disadvantaged groups in society.

Collaborations:
– Partners:
Centers for People with intellectual disabilities, Art and theater organisations and NGO, Field workers,

– Supporters:
Municipalities in Macedonia ,Balcan region countries, Europe develop programs

Web link with the activity:
https://www.facebook.com/%D0%A2%D0%B5%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%B0%D1%80-%D0%9F%D0%B8-Pi-Theatre-538841416192779/

Contact information:
 e-mail: zlatkomitreskipi@gmail.com
tel .0038978419429 Zlatko Mitreski

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