Video archive

Video archive

Interviews of Sergio Guimaraes: Zerka T. Moreno – The Director and The Protagonist

She has no doubt about it: the director comes first. Actually, it took seven years for Zerka to start directing. Differences between her way of directing and that of Moreno are also treated. And yes, let’s talk about money problems. Protagonist, of course, but antagonist? No way, this has nothing to do with psychodrama.


Sergio Guimaraes asked her “What’s next?” and Zerka T. Moreno decides to explain to him: “We know it works. I’ll tell you why.” She then insists on role reversal as a central psychodramatic technique, and says also something about her Memoir: “I’s easier to write than to delete.”, for instance.


It was about 1910 or 1911, and the pogroms had already begun, so Jews flocked to Austria. Michael Wieser explains that it was difficult for them to find a place to sleep and to obtain their papers, for instance. So Moreno and his colleagues tried to find some money to rent a basement, so the newcomers wouldn’t have to pay for it. “Every day in the evening they’d sit together to talk about the problems”, Wieser says, but there is more. The place is near Prater park, where Moreno used to play with children. At the entrance, we also found a poster about a Viennese specialty, adopted by Moreno when greeting ladies.


At the beginning of the last century, J. L. Moreno’s father moved alone from Bucharest to Vienna. Nissim Bushis Levy first rented a place for his office in the Jewish district; one year later, he rented another apartment in the same building for the whole family. This is what Austrian Psychodramatist Michal Wieser tells us in front of number 15, Castellezgasse. According to Wieser, from the bigger flat one could see the Augarten, where later on Moreno would begin to tell stories to children. Moreno mentioned the move to this address in his autobiography, while describing one of his first adventures as a six-year old child, when he was able to easily find his way back from the school to his new apartment.


Our dear Yaacov Naor has left our stage

To our good friend and colleague, Yaacov. You shall be missed. There will always be a place for you in our hearts and on the psychodrama stage of FEPTO. Thank you Yaacov. Be the light.

Yaacov Naor (1948-2018)


J.L. Moreno: Words of the Father

All creatures are alone. Until the love of creating form a world around them. Psychodrama is a call for becoming the co-creators of the world. The video features a fragment of the 1963 interview.


Equipes: Méthodes d’Action de J.L. Moreno! Teams: J.L. Moreno’s Action Methods

J.L.Moreno’s method applied to training and accompanying teams. Helping them to integrate their Collective Intelligence.
Presented by Norbert Apter, Institute ODeF.


Méthodes d’Action et Psychodrame selon J. L. Moreno: un Symposium Suisse

Souvenir du symposium 2013: “Ressources individuelles, Ressources collectives: Comment les mobiliser?”.
Et un peu de jazz manouche.


Psicocramma a piu voci: Primo e dopo

Incontro annuale di psicodrammatisti e non a Provaglio di Iseo. Si e’ svolto con 135 participanti.
Video realizzato da Tony Zanardo.


Moreno évoqué par Pierre Fontaine

Interview with Pierre Fontaine regarding his encounters with Moreno and psychodrama. With the participation of of l’ABP (Association Belge de Psychodrame).


Entretien avec Anne Ancelin Schützenberger

Interview of Marie-Madelaine Nysses  in February 2014 with the participation of l’ABP (Association Belge de Psychodrame).


A quick selfie by Zerka

No doubt she stopped suffering last September 19, but fortunately she left us a number of additional messages. Here, Zerka explains one of the simplest psychodramatic techniques: “Here I am, this is who I am, this is how I live.” As an example, she also presents herself, and then she adds: “It is not a matter of how long you live, it’s a question of what to do with that life.”
Interview by Sergio Guinamares.

Zerka Moreno: Don’t tell me. Show me… And interview by Victor Yalom


Johnathan Moreno: Impromptu Man, Impromptu Son?

Jonathan D. Moreno talks about his book on J. L. Moreno’s ideas. No, he is not a psychodramatist. As a Professor, he expresses his critical views on his father’s difficulties in designing a legacy, on the widespread use of role playing, and on psychodrama being used for training operatives, among a few other issues.


Fame and Shame

Looking at the bright and the dark sides of our national identities to find alternatives crossing borders.

It is astonishing how many positive developments we find in Germany after World War II. But off course the horror of the Nazi time and the two world wars still throw a shadow on national identity and German self esteem.

Other member countries of FEPTO have different problems and resistances to cope with the painful and dark sides of their national history. To do this in a constructive and healing way is not easy, but necessary.

The transgenerational view in psychotherapy and historical research demonstrates, how deeply rooted collective experience and trauma are. We are happy to have Luise Reddemann as guest lecturer; she is an experienced and well known trauma therapist. In her lecture she is going to focus on shame conflicts in Germany.

As European colleagues we want to help each other to look at collective resources as well as conflicts in our countries (and in Europe) to understand them better and, if possible, to find good coping strategies. Conflicts are different in each country and have different ways to show, but in general they make us vulnerable.

We have to be careful with each other when we try to find answers to the questions above that might be helpful. What are we proud of, what are we ashamed of, what are we afraid of? What is painful? What is denied or taboo? What should be forgotten or remembered and in which way? How can we evaluate our past in a way that gives orientation for today and basic ideas or values for future development?  What is needed for a positive and open Europe and what can we contribute? Let`s look together

The documentary film Fame and Shame from the FEPTO and DFP e.V. Conference, organized in Bonn, Germany, in May 2015. Produced and directed by Pola Sell.


Video poems: Marcia Karp

Marcia Karp talks about her experience in leading groups using the Psychodrama and about the vision of the founder Jacob Moreno. Enjoy this first IAGP Video Poem (The Video Poems Project Leader Enrico Reo)

FEPTO Conference

17th FEPTO Conference:
From External Violence to Internal Shadow: When Psychodrama Helps To
Confront Reality

5th to 7th of May, 2023
Liege, Belgium

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» Call for workshop facilitators

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Annual Meeting

29th FEPTO AM:
Spontaneity and Creativity in the Transforming World
30 years of FEPTO and beyond

7th to 11th of May, 2023
Liege, Belgium

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