Psychodrama is a way for participants to explore their internal conflicts by acting them out on stage. Typically this is done in 90-120 minute intervals in which one participant is the protagonist. This participant explores his or her relationships by interacting with the other actors and the director. There are many different techniques that are used in this process including role reversals, soliloquy, and applied sociometry.
Psychodrama challenges its participants to discover answers to their challenges, promoting independence and spontaneity. It has been defined as group therapy. It is also a method of communication that encourages participants to communicate via action. It is a powerful tool for teaching and training in interrelationship skills.