Partnerships In Play


Exploring Awareness in Relationships through Psychodrama and Physical Theatre

Welcome to a highly experiential and playful group of personal development in which the Psychodrama Approach and Physical Theatre will dance together to provide a unique experience of emotional awareness and embodied spontaneity.

The focus of the group will be on relationships and partnerships.

Both individuals and couples are welcome, as well as anyone wishing to explore a partnership in their life (friends, work colleagues, family members…).

When two people/individuals engage with each other, they are well more than two! The psychodrama approach sees relationships as a fascinating field of human interactions in which a variety of roles are engaged, each of them manifesting different desires and needs, potentials and dilemmas, complicity and conflicts.

The language of theatre allows these roles to be explored in a playful and embodied way, facilitating insights and awareness, personal process and further understanding of the nature of the relationship. The play of these roles reveal their fundamental vital drives as well as their unique wisdom, providing precious insights in the process of exploration, amplification and integration of the amazing theatre of our Psyche.

The workshop is open to anyone wishing to engage in a quest of personal awareness and emotional awakening through role playing and theatrical games, within the context of a psychodrama group. Welcome to the theatre of relationships!


The pedagogical approach integrates the practice and the experience of the two facilitators.

Psychodrama proposes a journey of emotional awareness and creative transformation of one’s own psychic structure and life through the re-enactment of inner and outer life scenarios. In this sense it is a highly theatrical therapeutic practice, in which the person stages (directs) a scenario of their life using the group both as cast and as audience of the play.

Physical Theatre provides a set of exercise, games and playful techniques that support the embodiment of the different roles, thus encouraging a deeper experience of the process. The result is a deep artistic and emotional work, involving the body in a dynamic of play, spontaneity. Theatre artists will discover a fun way to work on themselves with psychological depth and theatrical delight.



7-10th  December 2023


  • Thursday 7th Dec: 2pm to 8:00pm
  • Friday 8th Dec: 9:30am to 6pm
  • Saturday 9th Dec 9:30am to 6pm
  • Sunday 10th Dec 9:30am to 5pm

Location: 104 Margaret Reeve Lane, Okoka Bay, Waiheke Island



Application process 

  • To apply to the workshop please e-mail a letter of motivation to Zsófi to [email protected], sharing the essence of your story, vision, dream, desire, fear or un-explicable intuition that leads you to this workshop.
  • Please mention in your letter your previous experience in the field of personal development, psychotherapy and other relevant practice of emotional awareness, as well your previous experience  in the field of theatre, if any.
  • Once the application is accepted, applicants can confirm their enrollment by sending a NZ $400 non-refundable deposit.
  • Once accepted, places will be given in order of arrival.
  • Application Deadline: 1st November 2023



Early Bird Discount: NZ $900. If full payment is made by 15th October, 2023
Full Price: NZ $1100. If full payment is made after 15th October, 2023

  • THE TUITION INCLUDES ACCOMMODATION IN A COMMUNAL ROOM in MARAE STYLE AND ALL MEALS (from Thursday lunch to Sunday Lunch). Participants will share some of the tasks involved in the running of the logistics of the workshop and the preparation of the meals. Please let us know if you have any special food requirements.
  • It is also possible to camp on the property.
  • For those who prefer to find an autonomous accommodation in the area, the tuition will be NZ $800 – NZ $1000, including meals and coffee breaks.
  • A limited number of spots are available at a reduced tuition. Please enquire if you are interested.
  • Please note that in case of cancellation by the enrolled participant, the deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • The workshop is confirmed once the minimum number of 8 PARTICIPANTS is reached.
  • The maximum number of participants is 16.
  • Once the 16 places will be assigned, a waiting list will be set up, in case a spot will become available.

For further information: about the content of the workshop or practical enquiries please contact either Zsófi at [email protected] or Giovanni at [email protected].


BIOS of the Facilitators

Zsófi Kigyóssy is a Board Certified Psychodramatist, Sociometrist and Group Therapist trained in Hungary and in the USA, a registered Psychodramatist with AANZPA and Psychotherapist with PBANZ in New Zealand. She runs personal development groups and works with individuals and couples in Wellington.  By living on three different continents she has gained multicultural experience to see how psychodrama works in different cultures. She has been amazed how much interaction and connection can facilitate healing and bring quality change to one’s life  … find out more

Giovanni Fusetti is an Italian multi-disciplinary fool. Natural Scientist, Theatre Artist and Pedagogue, trained in Gestalt Therapy, he works internationally as a teacher and process facilitator, exploring theatre as a tool for artistic training, education, healing, personal awareness and political awakening. He is the founding pedagogical director of HELIKOS International School of Theatre Creation, based in Padova, Italy  … find out more