On June 04 2023, LDA Tunisia organised another session of the inclusive show entitled “Theatre for ALL” within its project “Je Repars de Toi”.
The 2-plays show took place in the Cultural house of Chebika in Kairouan and the objective was to provide a platform for inclusion, personal growth, and soft skills training. The first play to debut was called “Desire” and it was performed by Tunisian young performers with physical and mental disabilities or that had to drop out of school due to family issues; the second play was named “Memories” and it was performed by Italian youngsters under the supervision of the project partner COPE Italy.
The masterful performance led the audience to a dimension of contemplation and introspection. Indeed, the show adressed prominent social issues such as inclusion, acceptance, resilience and solidarity. Furthermore, the artistic pieces transcended cultural and linguistic barriers as they relied entirely on creative corporal expressions.
The message that was delivered to the community was invaluable
The message that was delivered to the community was invaluable: disabilities need to become a source of diversity and enrichment rather than exclusion. The artistic expression is one of the way to improve adults’ special needs capacities, together with the support of their community as the engagement of citizens plays an active and positive role favouring their rights and their inclusion.
The plays are the result of excessive training workshops within the project “Je Repars de Toi” that aims to include people with disabilities through a community-based approach. This initiative is financed by the Italian Agency for cooperative Development AIC’s, implemented with COPE Italy, in partnership with LDA Tunisia, the ministry of Social Affairs, and the associations ASDA, AGIM, UTAIM and the Italian association Mettiamoci In Gioco.