First theatre event with the Waorani people

The Waorani people from the amazon are part of the Learn2Change network, represented by Mencay Nenquihui (Waorani women´s association) and Christian Cray (Fundación EcoCiencia). On the 27th of January 2018 they had the first theatre event in the Waorani community of Gareno. They were inspired by experiences with theatre methods and examples of best practice of other network members during the Learn2Change conference.

The play was only 15 minutes long but the reactions were great. In the play, a Waorani woman that gathers fruit in the forest finds a parrot. She takes it home and the parrot learns to speak and serves as a messenger between nature and the human world to stand strong against the deforestation of the amazon. In March they will enlarge the theatre project.