Better Than Role Play: Forum Theatre as a Teaching ToolPresented by SEWI-ATD Members Alexis Fielek, Sheri Weaver, and Nick Wade
Learn about Forum Theatre and a new way to use role play!
What is Forum Theatre?Forum Theatre is a technique that replaces an audience of spectators with spectACTORs. While normal theatre has a beginning, middle and end, Forum Theatre is designed to present to the audience only the beginning and middle, so that, through the use of a facilitator (called a Joker), the spectACTORs and the actors can work together toward a satisfying end.
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Will I have to act in order to participate in this session?Absolutely not. Your participation can be as simple as talking. If you are one of those that love the stage, there will be opportunities for that as well, but this will be a safe, no-pressure space.
Sheri Weaver is a Learning & Development enthusiast for the past 10 years, Sheri’s greatest passion is in building collaboration and creating memorable and meaningful learning experiences. She has a Professional Certificate in Training from UW-Milwaukee and Certified Risk Advisor and Certified Insurance Service Representative designations. In her role as Manager of Learning & Development for HNI Risk Services, she has championed the notion that learning can and should be fun, while helping to bring about meaningful change and development.
Nick Wade is Sheri’s Learning and Development partner in crime at HNI Risk Services and has taken up arms to protect learners from boring, check-in-the-box training. He’s been fortunate to have had the opportunity to share what he knows, as well as lucky enough to have learned from those he has taught, for almost 10 years. Nick never takes himself too seriously, and his wife and kids describe him as “weird.” An eternal optimist who’s eager to laugh (mostly at himself), he’s always open to learning new things so that he can share with others.
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