Research activity: the research paradigm of Mobile Methods (Buscher, Urry, Witchger 2011), through mobile research practice, legitimate research projects that can investigate a practice and its emergence from a field of social relations in a situated context. This research activity is part of this paradigm and investigates the theatrical practice as a training practice, describing its setting and interpreting the active path of recognition and transformation of emotions through creative and scenic language. This research activity uses an ethnographic approach and hybrid methods for datum construction such as field notes, ethnographic reports, participants’ narrations, audio recordings and video recordings.
The Municipality of Naples has commissioned the IRPPS-CNR to provide training for social workers who are available in order to develop and strengthen their coping strategies to better cope with the workload. A workshop of theatrical expression and reflective writing has therefore been activated which, through intense group work, proposes a path of personal growth with the support of techniques derived from the actor’s art: physical training, relaxation techniques, awareness of the body, the voice and the other, self-awareness, group dynamics, sensory work. The workshop develops and strengthens the participants’ ability to expose their experiences and tell about themselves.