Browne, Rollo: Toward a Framework for Sociodrama

Browne, Rollo: Toward a Framework for Sociodrama

(2005) A thesis presented to the Board of Examiners of the Australia and New Zealand Psychodrama Association Incorporated in partial fulfilment of the requirements toward certification as a sociodramatist.


This paper focuses on the questions: what is sociodrama, what is its purpose, how does it work and what as a director do I need to pay attention to. A summary of the literature identifies that there is neither agreement about what constitutes sociodrama as a method nor any clarity about how a
sociodrama logically builds to a resolution. A working definition of sociodrama is given and a structure and framework proposed for directing sociodrama. An example is given to highlight the application of the sociodramatic method in practice.