Psychodrama is 91 years old today and it was way back in 1921 that Dr. J.L. Moreno stood on the stage in Vienna, Austria, and presented his first public performance-- garbed as a jester on an empty stage.
This is good to remember; if a psychodrama session goes poorly, we can take comfort in the fact that this initial drama -- investigating who would be a good leader in post-war Europe -- was misunderstood.
"Because mistakes can be either doors into failure or doors to learning and growth. Moreno clearly used this as a growth moment, to continue developing his work in sociodrama and sociometry," Steve says.