That’s great to hear, theater can be a really interesting and accessible way to teach legal rights. I have some experience with using theater to teach land rights within forced evictions in Cambodia and it was very useful there.
Some initial thoughts:
You want to determine whether you want to create a performance that is to be watched by communities (with local artists and activists acting perhaps) or whether you have a more flexible, participatory method (more like a longer role play scenario). Making the theater for just viewing allows you to teach very specific points and have more control over the outcomes and scenarios, although creating a role play certainly gives participants more opportunities to learn the substance more through their own experience. We always preferred a role play as the learning is more extensive and retained better, but this depends on the objectives of the training.
Depending on the audience and the topics being taught, you can also teach a series of exercises about legal rights and then apply them through a half or full day role play theater exercise. I helped draft curriculum for a 3 day training on land rights and evictions which had a last day that involved a full day role play where some participants played roles as the private company, the community and the local chiefs. This was very effective, but was intensive in preparation.
I will search for some materials online for theater for rights-based education and send that through email too - would be good to add this to our resource database as well!