Franciscan Social Theatre

Empowering human fraternity through the Arts

Franciscan Social Theatre
Empowering human fraternity through the Arts
A Social Theatre Ministry of the Franciscan Family 

Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation, Ecumenical & Interreligious dialogue are the areas in which we work

Franciscan Social Theatre

About Us

This Inter-Franciscan Ministry is under the umbrella of the group called the Roman VI, which based in Rome is composed of delegates representing the various parts of the Franciscan Family, in the area of Justice, Peace & the Integrity of Creation.
Our Team is composed mainly of Franciscans who work in a systemic way with the mission of promoting the achievement of Human Fraternity in accordance with the Franciscan charism.

Franciscan Social Theatre


Social Theatre consists of a series of practices and methodologies of social action, based on the previous practices of “theatrical animation”, community-based theatre, intercultural theatre, New Theatre and theatre therapies. Social Theatre as a discipline is closely linked to the Social Sciences and Cultural Anthropology. 
Social Theatre consists of laboratories, workshops, performances and integrated field-actions, with the aim of enhancing the quality of social interactions, through individual empowerment, group building, social and cultural mediation, and integrated process promoting participation and social dialogue. 
Social Theatre is a relevant subject in performance studies, social studies, psychosocial response, team building, democratization processes, conflict management and in sub-cultural studies. 
Social Theatre is also used in several international programs of non-formal education, social inclusion, psychosocial animation, cultural mediation-integration, trauma response, democratization and social participation. Various International Organizations, including IOM, UNICEF, UNHCR, UNDP, IFRC and UNESCO and numerous non-governmental organizations use Social Theatre within their projects.

In addition to the professionalism fostered in the field of Social Theatre through academic studies and on the grassroots experiences, the added value of our Franciscan Social Theatre work is the integral approach that considers the spiritual dimension of vulnerable people for the purpose of truly effective care taking.

Franciscan Social Theatre

Our Mission

To Build a better world through a preferential option for the poor and vulnerable of our society.

To Promote a spirit of Human Fraternity.

To Train new local facilitators to use our Franciscan Social Theatre methodology autonomously in their respective places.

Franciscan Social Theatre

Meet Our Leadership Team

Stefano Luca OFMCap
Co-director of the department, Social Theatre trainer

Co-director of the department, spiritual assistance

Elias Saoud OFMCap
Social Theatre facilitator

Charles Alphonse OFMCap

Joel de Jesus OFMCap
Medical Doctor in emergency situations

Franciscan Social Theatre


See our workshops and social theatre formations
all over the world



Books & videos.
Some of our productions made over the years