Kubadilisha Tabia. Facilitating HIV-related behavior change through theatre in Nakuru, Kenya. Magnet Theatre. A form of community theatre used by activists in Kenya to mobilize a community to find solutions to local problems, especially those related to HIV
Facilitating HIV-related behavior change through theatre in Nakuru, Kenya
A form of community theatre used by activists in Kenya to mobilize a community to find solutions to local problems, especially those related to HIV
Magnet Theatre is participatory and designed to encourage community ownership.
Magnet Theatre aims towards positive behavior change.
Community Based Organization (CBO) in Nakuru, Kenya
Began as part of Family Health International's (FHI's) Impact Project in 2001
Uses magnet theatre to facilitate behavior change related to HIV and reproductive health in Nakuru under USAID project APHIA II
The audience tries to solve the character's problem.
Audience members can give the characters advice, ask the character questions, or even step into role as another character.
Post-Performance Discussion (PPD)- the performers stay at the site afterwards for audience members to ask more private questions.
“Malengo ya Utafiti” (Research Objectives)
1) To evaluate the impact of REPACTED’s previous informal sector outreaches in facilitating positive behavior-change on VCT, condom use, and multiple sexual partners.
2) To create a baseline assessment of current attitudes and behaviors concerning issues targeted in REPACTED’s upcoming NACC outreaches in the informal sector, including VCT, faithfulness, condom use, sexually transmitted infections, maternal child health, and family planning.
Have you been to Voluntary Testing and Counseling (VCT)? Why/Why not?
Is it important for an unmarried couple to use condoms during sex?
Is it alright for a married man to have an “mpango wa kando?”
Which, if any, of the following anti-AIDS activities have you attended or observed in your community or workplace?
Special thanks to the Grand Challenge Program, PEI, the Center for Health and Well Being, Professor Mahiri Mwita, Collins Oduor, Esther Ogema, Christopher Olaro, and the many talented artists and activists of REPACTED Kenya