Training course “Non Violent Theatre”

July 26 – August 9, 2019, Homade (Brivezac, France)


About the workshop

NV THEATRE is a project developing competencies to communicate in a nonviolent way – acknowledging own and others’ needs, recognising and expressing emotions, building peaceful relations with young people, and co-workers. The aim of the project is to deal with situations of conflict or misunderstanding in the work environment, where reaching a compromise is needed for common good and growth. As much as conflicts are natural for human relations, our concern is not to let them threaten the basic sense of safety, when a person feels their needs are endangered, which might lead to violent defensive reactions.

Those competencies to be in contact with own needs, and communicate them to others, are especially valuable working with multinational and cross-cultural groups, youth at risk, migrants, where backgrounds, contexts and understandings, which are shaping the strategies to meet the needs, might be so different from one another, thus leading to in the communication process and coexistence.

The name of the training course comes from two methods “Theatre” refers to Theatre of the Oppressed and applied drama methodology, created by Augusto Boal, a theatre director and community and social activist. NV refers to empathic communication language – called the language of giraffe, from Nonviolent Communication method by Marshall Rosenberg, a psychologist and mediator.

>> Read our Marta’s article about the method here. <<

Practical information

  • Dates: July 26 – August 9, 2019
  • Location: Homade (Brivezac, France)
  • Who: we are looking for 24 youth workers, youth leaders, activists, educators, youth workers, storytellers, writers and visual artists – artivists! who are interested in the non violent communication ; and who would like to actively co-create this workshop with us!
  • Where from: France, Poland, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Spain, Romania, Portugal
  • Equipment needed: Nomadways will provide all equipment needed for the training course.
  • The project is co-founded by Erasmus+
  • Food, travel costs and accommodation are covered.
  • Travel reimbursement up to the following amounts: travelling from Spain – up to 180 EUR; travelling from Poland, Greece, Italy, Romania, Portugal – up to 275 EUR; travelling from Estonia – up to 360 EUR.
  • Participation fee: there is a 50 EUR participation fee, taken from the travel reimbursement (which also grants you with a Nomadways membership).

Application is now closed. Everyone who applied will receive news in the following week.



Katarzyna Stępień

I weave together my passion for embodied practices, nature and communities, inspiring mindful re-connection with self, others and the Earth. I’m certified dance meditation facilitator, mindfulness practitioner, explorer and activist. I have several years of experience in group facilitation within non-formal education setting, developed training content and delivered workshops and trainings on empathic communication, self awareness, nonviolence and peace education. In my work I create heart-based spaces supporting young people and adults on their journeys to wholeness, based on compassion, authentic expression, self-awareness and play.







Marta Skorczynska

„There’s madness in this method. Though this be madness, yet there’s method in it” (Drama Way). That quote describes my attitude towards education – connecting with the not obvious in our society, yet the most natural elements of our existence and learning – the body, movement, singing, role playing and drama.

I am a non-formal education trainer, certified in drama methodology experienced in communication and managing multi-cultural group. In my work I find inspiration from voice and body training methods, coaching and solution focused approach, and educational games. Graduate of Psychology and Social Animation studies. I wish that everyone could recognise, live and express their feelings and needs. Being aware of the diversity within us makes it so much easier to appreciate the diversity between us.






Homade: Your home during the 2-week workshop will be Homade – an artistic training center located in the small village of Brivezac. The funky house is a renovated barn with a big workshop room, kitchen, dining and chill-out area, big green garden and rooms located in a 2-floor mezzanine. During your stay you will be accommodated in rooms of 2 or 3 people with the same gender. Toilets and showers are shared, located in the common spaces.

The meals will be served in the dining area – all 3 daily meals are covered by the programme. Our cook will prepare lunch and dinner, and the food will be mainly vegetarian. The breakfast is self-prepared by the participants who will have the ingredients and equipment available each morning.



Brivezac: a village located in the Corrèze department of the Limousin region. It is located on the right bank of the river Dordogne and has a community of 175 inhabitants. The church of Saint-Pierre, in the heart of the village, has one of the oldest Roman portals in Limousin. The interior of the village is a patchwork of old houses built from stones of the ruins of old buildings and pebbles from the Dordogne. The bridge over the Dordogne crossing Brivezac offers a beautiful viewpoint between cliffs and fields bordering the stream. Find out more information about the location here.


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