Interventions and Methods of the Theatre Action Group

In this article I will review three types of psychosocialinterventions done bytheorganisation Theatre Action Group (TAG) in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, aimed at successively children, their parents and the community, and teachers. The methods used during these interventions can be compared with counselling methods: where counsellors provide a therapeutic space through meeting the client in private and showing their genuine warmth, respect and interest, TAG creates a therapeutic space through games and
theatre, showing warmth, respect and interest in a similar way. This results in a healing process, manifested by signs of improvement in mental health such as an increase of self confidence, as well by significant changes for the better in the
community.

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Sithamparanathan, K.