Our Purpose as Promoters of Theatre of the Oppressed and Participatory Arts
We strive for a world where there is a space for exploring, learning and understanding each other. We believe in passion (expression of the individual) and compassion (connection to others) as core life-giving forces. We believe in working together for social justice. We strive to go deeper into social issues and challenge the current status-quo.
We want to create and facilitate the acting space (this is why we are called PLEK, translating into 'the space') where these values are always at the center of all our activities.
We are playful, curious, passionate and energetic about facilitating dialogue and unfolding new perspectives to create a healthier and stronger world.
Improve people's lives
Unfold and facilitate dialogue to address social issues
We facilitate processes where individuals discover multiple perspectives about their personal and community issues in a safe and playful space.
Create a better world
Build a healthier and stronger society
We host and deliver quality, safe, creative and meaningful spaces to promote dialogue around complex social issues.
PLEK is a non-profit self-financing organization based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The team consists of passionate trainers in Participatory Arts, Drama and Theatre of the Oppressed. PLEK was founded in March 2013 by a group of passionate practitioners who wanted to use Art and Theatre to change the world and the issues around the community.
Currently at PLEK we are:
The goal of all our combined efforts is to support the empowerment of individuals and communities, so they might lead the best possible life which they choose for themselves.
Trainers of PLEK have gone through the one-year training course, several masterclasses and internships by teachers from well-known institutes.
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