Arts for Action uses theatre across a wide range of programmes. This includes the specific application of theatre in the following areas:

Theatre for Good Governance

Theatre for Decision Makers

Theatre for Justice

It also runs theatre programmes in the following:

• Theatre for women’s rights
• Theatre for child rights
Theatre for HIV & AIDS prevention
• Theatre for Malaria prevention
Theatre for hygiene and sanitation
Theatre for environmental health

 Theatre is used to describe both theatre based processes and theatre as an event or rehearsed product. Training in these specific thematic areas encompasses knowledge and understanding or specific development needs in developing countries, incorporating practice experience of the barriers to achieving positive change in challenging contexts. Realities in mid and post-conflict states, fragile states and “least-developed” states where poverty and/or traditional cultural practices can hold back ‘development’ as defined by western donors.




We need to move past the business of saving lives to the business of building lives
Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director  WFP