Category Archives: Drama

Together is Better: How to make art with new Mainers to build community

Refugee resettlement programs in Maine have created development and investment in communities but has lacked cohesion at times. Urban and rural areas should look for ways to assimilate new Mainers without taking away from their home culture identities- one way to do this is through public and community art. Humans have a fundamental relationship with […]

Acting Out: Role-playing in Drama Therapy

“Yes, the theatre can play an enormous part in the transformation of the whole of existence.” -Vsevolod Meyerhold Psychodrama was created in the 1920s by Dr. J.L. Moreno, who thought people could gain more from acting out their problems than by talking about them. Clients reenact events and act out problems in an efficient way, gaining […]

Can Puppets Be Healing?

When I think of puppets, this is the first thing that comes to mind: (also the first thing that comes to mind anytime I hear someone say “phenomenon”) As it turns out, puppets aren’t just for cooking ‘ze stew stew!’ or cracking jokes from the rafters of an opera house. Puppets can play an important […]