Theatre Pi is a non-government and non –profit art culture organization, based in
Skopje, Macedonia, dedicated towards: Promoting theatre as a tool for community-work;
introducing and implementing proven and innovative methodologies of psychosocial theatre
Empowering the children, youth, marginalized groups, developing their individuality, reativity, awareness and social skills through theatre and the level of their art education.Increasing the presence, visibility and diversity of high-quality artistic contents into predominantly disadvantaged groups in society.Presenting new models of theatre (aesthetical and production), based on the concepts of independence, small-scaleness and mobilityInvesting in artists extra –education, in line with these concepts.
No other group of people has been subject to the same levels of encroachment on their integrity, as well as prejudice as persons with intellectual disability. Despite the fact that the human rights include people with intellectual disability, it is still considered acceptable to deny them access in the society. In reality, persons with intellectual disability are largely invisible in the society. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability, which Macedonia has ratified last year, recognises the human rights of persons with disabilities. Article 30 incorporates the participation in cultural life. It states that States Parties recognize the right of persons with disabilities to take part on an equal basis with others in cultural life, and shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that persons with disability, including persons with intellectual disability, have the right to enjoy access to places for cultural performances or services, such as theatres, museums, cinemas, libraries and tourism services, and as far as possible, enjoy access to monuments and sites of national cultural importance. The main goal of THEATRE PI is to show that disability is a human rights issue! The needs of people with intellectual disabilities should be integrated in the mainstream cultural arena, to promote theirs abilities and full participation in the society and culture. These include education and training in field of theatre arts, theatre exercises, dance, music, creating costumes, acting and Theatre performance.