Our NGO has a horizontal organisational structure and all decisions are made by consensus among all the members of the organisation. In our own governance procedures we practice mutual respect, democracy and dialogue, for the support of which our method was developed. All the organisational, communication work strategic and other fuctions necessary for operation of 'Theatre for Dialogue' NGO are also distributed equally among members of the organisation.
We love our theatrical and dialogical job. That is why not only we regularly attend trainings and seminars related to what we do but we also organise regual methodological seminars for members of our team. At these seminars we analyse our work with TO in relation to the texts of the founder of the method Augusto Boal and contextualise our practice in the discourses of the leading contemporary sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists and philosophers.
Yana Salakhova - studied at the National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy". Human rights activist in the sphere of fighting discrimination and intolerance. Facilitator of the programs 'Active Citizens' (British Council Ukraine). Graduated from five seminars of international practitioners of the Theatre of the Oppressed: Hjalmar Jorge Joffre-Eichorn (Bolivia - Germany), Hanna Maria Trap from The Netherlands, Chris Rirdon from Australia, Michael Wrentschur from Austria and Ivan Brioc from Wales, UK. Practitioner of the Theatre of the Oppressed - Joker.
Nin Khodorivsko - master of Arts in International Performance Research at the University of Warwick, UK, and the University of Helsinki, Finland. Bachelor in Cultural Studies at the National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy". Studied pantomime at the Kyiv State College of Circus and Variety Arts. Performer, director, performing arts teacher and participant of numerous workshops. Director of the movie "Joker Tsunami in Ukraine" (2015, 57 min.) - a documentary about the international Theatre of the Oppressed project in Ukraine during Maidan. Communications expert of "Theatre for Dialogue". Practitioner of the Theatre of the Oppressed - Joker.
Oksana Potapova - trainer and facilitator and advisor of the civil society on strengthening programs of various international organisations (British Council, Pact, Inc). Holds a certificate in applied psychology from the National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", graduated from a program "Intercultural Navigators" conducted by the British Council Ukraine. Graduate of the training program in Gestalt Therapy from the Moscow Institute of Gestalt Therapy and Arts and of the "Obraz" theatre school. A participant of multiple trainings for trainers from international practitioners of the Theatre of the Oppressed, and is now a practitioner herself, i. e. a Joker.
Natalia Vainilovych - trainer in social and psychological training, art-therapist, facilitator of the theatre improvisation groups, specialist in working with people with disabilities. Actress and co-facilitator of the Kyiv playback theatre "Otrazhenie" ("Reflection"). Member of the East-Ukrainian Association of Art Therapy, member of the Kyiv Association of the Practicing Psychologists and Psychotherapists. Trainer in the international projects of the National Technical University of Ukraine "KPI", national coordinator of the Swedish project in human rights in YMCA. Practitioner of the Theatre of the Oppressed, graduated from the international trainings for trainers in this method.
Bohdan Diedushkin - the actor of the playback theatre "Fata Morgana", trainer in children camps for fighting discrimination. Graduated from five trainings for trainers in Theatre of the Oppressed conducted by international practitioners. Lawyer by education. Practitioner of the Theatre of the Oppressed - Joker.
Anna Chornous - studied at the National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy". Journalist, translator and TV producer. Participant of the workshops conducted by international practitioners of the Theatre of the Oppressed. Practitioner of the Theatre of the Oppressed.