Social theater

Social theater

"The theater that unites us in solving common problems"

Period of activity: 2018 – 2020

Partner: "Children's Childhood" Charitable Foundation, Tiraspol

Purpose: building lasting partnerships on both sides of the Dniester River, providing legal information to adolescents and young people and developing skills to defend their rights

Beneficiaries: 30 volunteers and adolescents at risk on both banks of the Dniester, aged between 18 and 25 years;

Donor: funded by the European Union and co-financed by Sweden through the Eastern European Foundation, under the project "Building bridges, overcoming barriers - building bridges between civil society and communities on both banks of the Dniester"

This project aims to promote human rights among adolescents at risk through the Social Theater in Chisinau and Tiraspol, Transnistria

Young people from vulnerable families and boarding school graduates do not have access to legal information. In this respect, this category of citizens is not aware of their rights, has difficulties with communication skills and therefore does not know how to protect their rights in practice. Within the project, legal seminars and workshops take place in which the participants accumulate information on the rights guaranteed to the citizens of the Republic of Moldova, the difference between classical theater and social theater; the role of actors, the role of the audience. Social Theater allows children to independently choose topics that interest them, to play them in roles and to show them to others. Through social performances, teenagers can transmit the information received to colleagues, friends and others.

Social theater is a platform where young people can use their legal knowledge and communication skills:

  • to defend their rights and interests
  • to express their opinions openly
  • to take an active role in civic life

Also, within the project in Tiraspol, individual legal support is provided by a lawyer, who helps adolescents to solve their legal problems (placement on the waiting list of housing, documentation, registration, debt on utility bills, benefits, etc.). to improve the quality of life.


  • 10 volunteers and 20 adolescents at risk have become acquainted with legal information and know how to apply their knowledge;
  • 20 adolescents at risk received individual legal assistance;
  • 8 role-plays with legal information were developed for high-risk adolescents;
  • 12 mini-seminars on human rights organized;
  • 4 training sessions on the theater forum for 6 employees, 10 volunteers and 20 teenagers;
  •  89 rehearsals of the Social Theater;
  • 4 theater performances (in Tiraspol and Chisinau) and 1 forum theater with the involvement of all beneficiaries (in Tiraspol) organized;
  • 489 spectators of the Social Theater performances (in Tiraspol and Chisinau);
  • 101 articles about the activity of the Social Theater posted in the media and social networks.
  • 588 leaflets with useful information distributed.


Project coordinator

Diana Antir
Diana Antir Day Centers project coordinator

Caritas Moldova Charitable Foundation


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