Under the project – EnActing Dialogue – Community level reconciliation through theatre-facilitated dialogue, Pro Public has duly started the training facilitation programs on playback theatre (Chautari Natak) starting with Advanced Level Training to Theatre Camp. Pro Public is overwhelmingly pleased to welcome Dr. Jonathan Fox – Founder of Playback Theatre, as an international training facilitator in Nepal, this year. The advanced level training is started to train 12 national level professional theatre artists about additional playback skills which takes place in Balthali, Kavre on March 3 to 6, 2016. The Training will be further supported to facilitate by Integrative Mediator from CSSP and manage by Pro Public’s project team. It aims to build capacity of the artists for training and mentoring the dialogue facilitators during the project implementation in community level along with strengthening the pool of playback theatre team for the sustainability of Chautari Natak in Nepal. Dr. Fox is highly impressed with the activities of Pro Public through playback theatre and skills learnt by the group of Nepali theatre artists for last one year in Nepal and excited to further specify the skills and learning in same. He really liked the connotation of playback theatre as Chautari Natak in Nepal.
After the advanced training, the Conductors’ Training on Chautari Natak will be facilitated by Dr. Fox with 12 dialogue facilitators of six project districts from March 10 to 13, 2016 in Butwal, Rupandehi aiming to build capacity on performance conduction. Five theatre artists will observe the training to learn more to training the dialogue facilitators. Similarly, Playback Theatre Camp for 48 dialogue facilitators is planned to organize on March 16-20, 2016 in Gaidakot, Nawalparasi. After completing these three training,Pro Public will start to implement the multiplication and follow up of Chautari Natak for healing and reconciliation works in the communities.