Italian Pilot Projects

Re-claiming life with theatre

In Turin a pilot theatre project took place using the JobAct® method, co-funded by the Public Health Agency of Turin.

The aim was to help 15 unemployed persons (back) into the labour market, who are recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. The project work combined theatre training with career guidance. In three months’ time a theatre play was staged. For 10 of them this was followed by an internship, the other 5 were put into work directly.

We found that theatre work was perfect for the group, it gave them structure without demanding too much in the first time, helped to regain autonomy and foster self-esteem. In the end every one of them found either work or an internship. We are very proud of them and wish them all the best.