Pandramatics is the registered trade mark for the style of impovisational drama work developed at The Buddhist House by members of the community interesed in the potential of dramatic methods. Pandramatics uses some of the techniques of psychodrama and of other therapeutic and improvisational theatre modalities, but Pandramatics does not have any deliberate therapeutic intention nor is it closely tied to theatrical production. Rather it is an exploration of what is possible through enactment. Pandramatic sessions can be highly spontaneous or can be dedicated to exploring a particular technique or operation, such as role transition, or chaining of performances. They can involve using warm-ups and there is often sharing from role and from life. However, principally, Pandramatics is an experimental space where we use the idea of performance in as flexible and imaginative way as possible.
People participating in Pandramatics
- have fun
- become more spontaneous and less rigid
- learn acting skills
- discover possibilities within their personalities
- learn empathy
- overcome shyness
- learn teamwork and co-operation
- explore and expriment with interpersonal situations
Pandramatics sessions take place at The Buddhist House every Tuesday evening from 7.30pm to 9.00pm and at day workshops or longer events from time to time.