Women Leading Theatre for Change

Theatre was my way of breaking free from isolation in a country where I’m a refugee. It was my way of releasing the burden of displacement and adapting to a new community.

MAYADA, participant

Seenaryo has launched a guide that aims to serve as a roadmap for practitioners seeking to use participatory theatre to equip women with the skills to become leaders in their communities.

The findings and recommendations in this guide are in large part based on a theatre project led by Seenaryo in partnership with Women Now for Development and UN Women. Over 18 months, 80 Lebanese and Syrian women living in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley devised, rehearsed and performed an original play with Seenaryo. They took training in civic leadership, theatre leadership and social peace.

Learn more about the project in this series of short film series...