Developing of creativity of THE OFFICE OF PERSONAL BELONGINGS THEATRE
In 1998 theatre section was created within the framework of Sesame Club of Polish Association for Mentally Disabled People in Gdynia. The participants were mentally disabled adults and a professional director of theatres for children and youths Zbyszek Biegajło was employed.
The starting point to develop creativity of disabled was to bring from home unwanted, found by them things. They brought umbrellas, telephones, lighters etc and spontaneously created scenes taken from life without any structure. The aim was to allow free activity enabling unfettered creativity.
The main aim of the project was to develop social competences of mentally disabled adults and help them integrate into the society. It was realized through preparing the plays and giving performances to the public. Both the theatre group and general public are involved in informal learning: the first through developing such competences like self-esteem, communication, team work and the latter – tolerance, knowledge about life and situation of others, willingness to interact with people from other groups, willingness to accept diversity and neglect discrimination.