ALâ (Adult Participatory Theatre, Arts and Education)
ALâ Participatory Theatre , founded in 2004, is a fully inclusive personal, social and community development organization, catering for adults of all abilities, nationalities and ethnic groups. We mainly use Theatre of the Oppressed, Forum Theatre methodologies as developmental tools. It is a non-profit organization, run by its participants.
ALâ run fully inclusive weekly workshops in Ballybane, Galway as well as forum theatre outreach projects in conjunction with many community organisations and schools.
Since its establishment, ALâ has provided fully inclusive Workshops and four-weekly drama workshops each year, attended by an average of thirty people. There are at least two shows per year with public performances in local and national venues including schools and libraries.
ALâ has a wide experience of working on a variety of projects. It has a particular background and interest in the area of integration of people with special needs and Galway’s new community. ALâ promotes personal development through the opening of a space for learning, thinking, and expression. While personal development is the focus, ALâ recognises that within the capability of each participant, the quality of performance is essential for the development of the person and the creation of self-esteem.