We have been practicing corporate theatre for many years and have a team of professional actors experienced in this specific type of intervention.
Involving professional actors in the corporate world brings many added values, particularly by amplifying and accelerating the desired effects.
We can define the theatricalisation of the company according to 3 axes of intervention:
1st Axe : theatre at the service of the company’s organisation, use of actors in the company
1. Role plays in recurring areas of training and HR: recruitment, assessments, conflict management, team cohesion, development of managerial, social and communication skills, etc.
2. Corporate theatre : customised written scenarios in collaboration with the client in order to present a problem of the organisation or to convey a specific message. The different scenes are played by professional actors, followed by interactions with the company’s employees who can replay the scenes or ask the actors to make them evolve according to their proposals.
2nd Axe : the theatre at the service of the men of the organisation, theatrical practice
Personal development through training in public speaking, creativity development and preparation of interventions in front of the media.
The implementation of training through theatre increases group dynamics and team cohesion. It allows for self-respect and trust. Improvised theatre brings a team to build a story together. Here, we relax and are creative in a playful atmosphere. You learn to express yourself by listening to others, you discover and experience spontaneity.
The common points between improvisation and the world of work: Accepting – Proposing – Listening – Building together – Facing the unexpected – Taking risks – Bounce back – Daring – Accompanying others and also … Have fun!
Improvised theatre teaches self-confidence and confidence in others, because it requires managing objectives with the same constraints as a business project: time, the problem to be solved, the objective to be reached, the limit of resources, etc.
Here are some individual benefits: develops listening skills and authenticity, allows for better management of the unexpected, improves interpersonal communication, develops a sense of repartee, liberates creativity and humour, improves self-confidence, allows for surpassing oneself and taking risks, leads to the release of untapped potential and resources
3rd Axe : the side effect of corporate theatre,the setting up of training courses through theatre leads to an increase in group dynamics every time
Theatre and role play
For public speaking, it should be considered that the activity of speaking is a predominantly physical activity. It relies on a body, a voice, a breath, a rhythm (diction) and an emotion, reflecting the speaker’s involvement in his speech. Training sequences are frequently structured around these aspects. The body, voice and breath, with the help of physical exercises, the emotions and the character building, through exercises focused on imagination and sensations (awakening of the senses).
These exercises used in basic theatre courses can help company directors, executives and managers to lead meetings, make presentations and more to learn how to manage their role in the company.
Improvisation teaches us to react very quickly and positively to unexpected circumstances. The general principle is to play a story on a theme after only 20 seconds of reflection. Positively means in theatrical language = never to break the initiative taken by a partner, to remain open to everything that can happen, to find a goal to our actions, even the most banal ones, in order to achieve a good improvisation. For example, it has been observed in business schools, that students taking the “improvisation” option, develop a spirit of initiative and spontaneous search for solutions to any problem. This leads us to the hypothesis that beyond the creative spirit, training in theatrical improvisation techniques develops a consequent spirit of initiative.
The theatre is part of a set of training courses or research for solutions to business problems (new product, quality, communication, safety, etc.). In collaboration with the company, we write sketches, or a real 40- to 60-minute show, played by professional actors who illustrate everyday and concrete situations. In this way, the company promotes awareness thanks to the mirror effect generated by the story on stage and plays down the dramatisation of a situation, valuing the employees. These sketches or tailor-made shows allow people to reflect on their behaviour without making accusations.
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