The myth of the empty chair

  • Sergio Perazzo
Keywords: supplementary reality, intermediate object, the empty technique, encounter, theory of imagination and fantasy


The post-Morenian development of a theory of imagination and fantasy requires us to revise the concept of supplementary reality, understood today in its historical conception as a key aspect of the theory of psychodrama, that forces us to review in the light of a set that comprises the Moreno’s philosophy of the moment, adhered closely to its theoretical formulations and to the practical and technical consequences. From this point of view, the technique of the empty chair, made mythical, is much more than a technique, gaining more importance when it exceeds its mere definition as an intermediate object, focused today on the roots of a supplementary reality, that is, the field of action of our creativity in the psychodramatic scene and in the relational daily life of all of us.


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How to Cite
Perazzo, S. (2020). The myth of the empty chair. Revista Brasileira De Psicodrama, 26(1), 102-107. Retrieved from
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