About this Workshop
"We must all do theatre – to find out who we are, and to
discover who we could become"Augusto Boal
Changing the status
quo scares most people. If you belong to the one percent in the world that
dream about change and believe it’s possible, this workshop is for you.
Augusto Boal (1931-2009), the creator of Theatre of the Oppressed, described
it as a rehearsal for life.
This workshop will
be useful if you are looking for a democratic and participatory pedagogy to
use in your social, cultural or political work. It will also be
useful if you are already familiar with TO, and wish to deepen your
understanding and your practice.
These 6 days will
introduce you to the political, social and cultural philosophy underlying the
practice of Theatre of the Oppressed (TO), using a wide variety of
games and exercises. These will include structures
such as Image Theatre, Forum Theatre, Cop in the Head, and Rainbow of Desire.
sessions after games and exercises will discuss the theory and pedagogy
behind the techniques.
will also be discussions of facilitation issues and brief practice sessions
training will include a community workshop and a public Forum performance.
experience is necessary to join this training. All you need is
imagination, and the desire to create change - in your own life, where you
work, and in the world you live in.
number of participants : 25
: 10.00 AM - 5.30 PM
have to commit to be present full-time on all days of the workshop. If you
think you may not be able to do so, please do not register for the workshop.
Accommodation for outstation participants
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