Forms of theatrical performances

Publicistic performance

This stage form is the successor to the action of the once well-known agitribyad. This genre was born as an opportunity to conduct agitation work with the help of stage techniques: poetic texts, famous songs that gain new meaning, use of the reception of aparthos (vivid verbal calls addressed directly to the viewer), theatricalized miniatures, pyramids - this is the signs of this genre.

In a journalistic performance documentary journalistic content acquires an artistic form. It is clear that such a performance is the most appropriate for the implementation of social, preventive educational work. But we emphasize that the main feature of this stage genre is the modernity and relevance, that is, content and stage action have to meet the requirements of time.

The publicistic performance is the installation of various episodes, artistic genres, some of them can even be humorous. In general, such a show can actually be effective if information, art techniques, emotional features in it will be bright and convincing.


Plastic Choreographic Performance

This performance, which is the primary means of plastic expression, gestures, facial expression, gesture. Such a performance speaks the language of characters. Turning to this genre, one should strive for effective, vivid visualization, which requires expressive costumes, requisites, makeup, scenic attributes (candles, fabrics, ribbons, mirrors, etc.). The plot of such a statement should be clear and understandable even without words, it should be a pronounced struggle of positive and negative thoughts.

Such a performance also requires a very expressive musical solution. If possible, try to use in the formulation of such performances and modern technology, artistic lighting. Look for interesting and effective solutions mizanstsenichni (mise en scene - the location of the figures on the stage).

The actors of such a performance can be like heroes-people (schoolboy, drug addicted, doctor), and hero-symbols (bird, angel of death, soul).

The plastic action of the performance will be more understandable for the viewer if it is supported by a commentary - a voice that is "off-the-frame" and allows you to reveal the content of the performance broader and deeper.


Dramatic play

This genre requires the existence of a certain dramatic plot, conflict, where actors are carriers of certain characters, deeds, where there is intense internal struggle. This genre makes it possible to tell a real life story, which makes the statement understandable and convincing, and maybe allegorical, parable, and therefore very interesting for the viewer. Action in this play may not develop as rapidly, but requires logic stage action.

It is important that this performance captivates the viewer, and it is possible when actors are deeply understood in the content of what they do and say, and are convinced of the necessity for this manner of  play, seek to maximally revealing the content of texts that they bring to the minds of the viewer.


Humorous performance

Humor is the most popular genre among schoolchildren. He is light, mobile, emotional, positive. Turning to this genre, you have to pay special attention to the content of the performance, in order not to cross the boundaries of the relevant in a social performance. But with the help of humor that it is quite natural to expose the flaws that exist in the life of a society, to propagate certain models of safe behavior.

We only have to follow the observance of a certain stage culture (it does not look very attractive when students play scenes of drunkards or show the actions of drug addicts - and this should be avoided in any way!). In general, this genre is very bright, convincing  and close to the student audience.

From those who turn to work in this genre, it requires a healthy sense of humor, liveliness, mobility, flexibility of thinking.


Interactive performance

This genre necessarily involves the inclusion in the event of the performance of viewers who see this performance (interaction). The interactive play requires certain actions from the viewer (perhaps voting, answering questions, performing a particular role in individual scenes). This play, like all others, should develop in a clear storyline, but the plot also involves the participation of the viewer, which may also affect the development of the plot itself.

The interactive performance is very effective in the social theatre, because it creates a sense of engagement of all the audience in the audience, enabling not only actors of the theater, but also the spectator to participate in productive activities.


Performing a forum-theatre

The stage-form theatre-form offers for consideration a social problem, and each character plays a certain social role. The main character - a victim of the situation, other characters - his entourage: family, school, community members. It is possible to involve a doctor, policeman, psychologist, teacher. The number of characters depends on the scenario, the specific situation.

While participating in the forum-theatre, viewers have the opportunity not only to get acquainted with the difficult situation, as in an interactive theatre, or to get information, as during the training, but also to develop an algorithm, to create a model of successful behavior in a complex, at first glance, hopelessness situation.

Read more about the forum-theater techniques in the section "Forms of  work".