Within the context of European immigration policies, Italy is an emblematic case, due to its lack of a defined integration model, that makes non-public actors play a significant role in the reception and management of the newcomers. Starting from these considerations, this essay aims to show how the performing arts – especially social theatre – can be successfully used for the integration of migrants, through a case study: the practice of Asinitas, a not-for-profit organization based in Rome since 2005. In particular, the essay focuses on the activities carried out at the Miguelim Intercultural Centre for women only, which may be considered an example of application of the methodology of social theatre.
- performing arts
- social theatre