-Conceptual Art-

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Within a given scene of Drama Therapy, when an individual attempts to reconstruct an event, (s)he has a twofold obstacle to overcome. On one hand, (s)he needs to be willing to represent the scene as well his or her own narration for others. On the other, they want to encourage others to play with reconstructing the event, creating an experience where the event might be viewed collectively. (S)he embodies oppression in some form; their objection has been suppressed and they experience feelings of frustration and disappointment. Therefore, by inviting others into this re-presentation, they ask for the audience’s judgment in order to locate a reaction or feeling, ridding themselves of alternate emotions.

They begin to reconstruct the scene in order to overcome the pain that has filled their existence. Indeed, this reconstruction is not the representation of the event exactly as it happened, but rather a manifestation of the event the way it could have happened; a symbolic take. It is possible that in the real, actions, dialogues and desires that are not in harmony with the strict regulations of the oppressor can be suppressed and attempted to be forgotten. However, in the reconstructed scene nothing is to be censored due to the fact that within the symbolic language of the play - with chairs bandaged in white cloth and knotted ropes hanging in the darkened space - it represents the swallowed anger of those participating.