People’s theatre is one of the important items in the communication programme of TIB, used at local level, to inform the common people about the dimensions, processes and actors in corruption and implications thereof, and to sensitize and motivate the people for rejecting and resisting corruption. The theatre teams are comprised of young amateur activists who are working on voluntary basis with the CCCs. They are trained by TIB, following which they develop theatre scripts based on their own local experiences. The main purpose is to communicate the anti-corruption message and inform the people about their rights, responsibilities, and to motivate collective participation. The number of the group members is usually 15-20, mainly students of college & university.
The theatre shows are normally held in public spaces - schools, hospitals, local government institutions, market places, often also combined with other activities such as mobile AI-Desk, mothers’ gatherings, FtP, day observance, etc. Each CCC has a People’s Theatre Sub-committee to supervise and support their activities. Following the success for theatre groups at CCC level, a new theatre group has been formed comprising of members of the Dhaka-based YES groups.