Roma Heroes Educational Methodology

Roma heroes educational methodology

Independent Theater Hungary developed a Roma Heroes educational methodology, the extended version of which is to be found below. This is the first educational methodology that discusses Roma drama literature, theatre, artists and heroes in an international context.


  • drawing attention to the values of Roma drama literature
  • giving insight to the life of Roma communities around Europe
  • getting to know the stories of the plays’ main characters, their decisions, difficulties and activities

The workshop helps the participants to get to know better each other and the diverse Roma communities. They improve their communication and debate culture, become more open to various opinions and become more cooperative.

The workshop consists of two sessions and is structured as follows:

During the first session, the students analyze and discuss four plays and four heroes. At the beginning, we discuss in general what makes a hero and after we get to know the protagonists of the four plays. We analyze the most important narratives together: difficulties, activity, decision making, action and result.

During the second session, the focus is on the personal heroes and hero stories of the participants. We formulate creative messages together. We try to find the hero in ourselves and work with the heroes of the participants with the help of various creative methods (e.g.: theatre scene, visual art, writing).

You can download our detailed presentation here.

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During the project, together with the three partners we further develop the Roma Heroes educational material and methodology that was created by the Independent Theater Hungary in 2017. Resting on the results, we set up an educational methodology that can be used on a European level.

  • Rampa Presentina (Italy)
  • The Roma Actors Association – Giuvlipen (Romania)
  • A.C. para La I+D Independiente Del Teatro Profesional En Andalucía (Spain)

We created a methodology and realize workshops by which we will work with young people focusing on the values of Roma theatre, dramatic heroes, the heroes living around them and their own heroic acts. With the help of our initiative we will empower them, develop their intergroup attitudes and relations, creative, cooperative skills, self-expression, and critical thinking.

In this material we present the historical and social contexts of the partner countries, where the project is realized parallelly and we describe the target groups we will work with. Afterwards, we will highlight why art in general, especially theatre, storytelling and different gamification methods can develop intergroup relations and empower the vulnerable young people. We will reflect on the existing methods and cases of art and education initiatives realized by the project promoters and other organizations in their countries, which will add important aspects to our present work. We will show the main tools and results of the Roma Heroes pilot workshops realized in Hungary since 2017. Afterwards, we describe shortly the Roma theatres in different European countries and the monodramas put into the focus by the workshops. Before closing, we will focus on some practical issues and dilemma, which will be relevant regarding the further steps of our work.


Fundation bricks Italian: Foundation_Bricks_IT

Fundation bricks Romanian: Foundation_Bricks_RO

Fundation bricks Spanish: Foundation_Bricks_SP

Roma Heroes in action case study Hungary: Hungary_Case_Study_EN

Roma Heroes developint storytelling skills, Spain

Roma Heroes bringing change, Italy:

Roma Heroes in action case study, Romania: