Plays for Living (PFL)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: 505 8th Avenue
Ste. 2209
New York, NY 10018
Country: United States of America
Region: Northern America
UN Languages: English
Other languages:
  • Education
  • Prevention
Short description:
Plays for Living, a not-for-profit organization, uses interactive drama and theater techniques to help people at all levels of society explore and confront sensitive contemporary issues. PFL’s live dramas and facilitated dialogues allow people to ask and discuss developmental questions about the challenging life situations that impact them. Our mission is to use drama as a tool for positive social change.
For more than 60 years PFL has given dramatic voice to compelling social problems by developing and producing original plays about critical family, community and work-related issues. Today’s body of work includes plays about diversity and conflict in the workplace, sexual harassment, corporate ethics, domestic violence, date rape, the 9/11 tragedy, military veterans and their families, discrimination and violence in schools, gender and sexual preferences, safety for older adults, caring for aging relatives, conflict resolution and more.
Minimally set and propped, the plays are written to be performed virtually anywhere. Schools and universities, corporations, professional associations, civic and community-based organizations, hospitals and government agencies use the PFL programs as valuable aids in communication, training and education.
Since our inception more than a million people have experienced our dramas.
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