Indisputably, schools are and must be considered as a medium for transporting students into adulthood and teaching them how to survive in society. However, schools are focusing on ‘functional literacy education’ trying to survive in a very competitive world, which results in failing to develop a more communicative curriculum. Therefore, in many classrooms students do not have the opportunity to explore, reflect and deeply understand the perceptions, motives and aspirations of each other.
Many researchers and practitioners have explored the use of theatre, as a medium to address social issues. Although they have different aims or use different approaches and theatre techniques, they all agree that ‘drama can serve to educate and stimulate the social and moral development of students’, Indeed, since drama focuses mainly on co-operation, it creates opportunities to learn about ourselves, the others, as well as the society that we share. Drama is multisensory, visual, auditory, kinesthetic, tactile, multi-intelligent, emotionally linked learning’. It is through drama that learners can actually link their classroom settings with the world they live in, and share real knowledge between them.