The text is a case study report concerning research on a drama/theatre project called Jutka’s Sleeplessness that was performed in the public space of Łódź. The purpose of the research was to address the question of how this creative - new and valuable product - in the form of the drama/ theatre project Jutka’s Sleeplessness was created and what aspect of creativity decides on the success of a project that combines drama with theatre. The discussion represents an attempt to demonstrate how the four Ps of creativity work in a drama/theatre project.
The paper describes creativity in role context and how drama features and techniques can stimulate creative thinking. The first part of the article concerns the role of drama as a stimulator by encasing the participant in fiction. Aspects of development are also taken into account and the areas of differences in the use of drama at various stages of development, and thus at different stages of education are highlighted. The second part of the paper is devoted to drama techniques - heuristics based on taking on a role. The last part of the article describes how drama stimulates the process of solving problems and delineates its specificity.