Thanks to the Author, Marcia Karp and to FEPTO
Psychodrama has been defined as a way of practicing living without being punished for making mistakes; that is to say, practicing growing up while you are doing it. The action that takes place in a group is a way of looking at one’s life as it moves. It is a way of looking at what happened and what didn’t happen in a given situation. All scenes take place in the present, even though a person may want to enact something from the past or something in the future[…]
Moreno had great trust in the group. When he asked, “Who shall survive?” I think he felt the survivors will be those who both use and cherish their own creativity and spontaneity and that these people will survive in a group. He used to say, “If God ever comes back, He’ll come back as a group”
A group can experience many things:
We are not alone.
We can feel normalized.
We go back to the constellation into which we were born – the family group.
The group can share the weight of emotional truth.
The very form of this sharing, each person differently, may be liberating.[…]
The tools set out for the method of psychodrama are as follows:
• a director
• the group
• a protagonist
• auxiliary ego
• a stage