Dialogues for Change
Theatre Shows in Bangalore
Beginning January 26, 2015 CCDC has been holding Forum Theatre performances in
various spaces and communities of Bangalore.
This interactive form of theatre enables communities to engage in dialogue
over issues that are important to them. We
perform a play that presents characters who are struggling with an issue. We then invite the audience to enter the play, engage with the issue as one of the struggling characters, and offer their own creative solutions.
The facilitator- or Joker as she is referred to in Theatre of the
Oppressed- discusses with the audience every strategy and intervention that the
spect-actors bring , thus leading to new insights and learning for all.
We have a range of plays to offer to communities on themes such as
inequalities in education, difficult career choices, the language politics in
India, and issues specially relevant to senior citizens, such as retirement and
If you are interested in having us perform for your community , please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
We do this work entirely free of charge. Just give us a space and a community to dialogue with!
Free and Open to All (unless specified)
Watch this space for details of our Forum calendar.
We will endevour to have at least one Forum a month.
| || Date and Time
|| Name of the Play
|19 || February 17 and 19, 2017|| New Delhi|| Theme: Youth and Mental health||Details here |
Free and open to all
|18 ||December 17, 2016. 7.30 PM || People Tree Maarga hospitals ||"Body Image" Forum|
|17 || November 27, 2016 5.30 PM||Shriram White House|
|"Retirement Blues" || |
|16 || August 18, 2016 10.00 AM||Vidyaniketan school|
|Theme : Body Image "Permanently Imperfect"||Students of Std. 11, 12 |
|15||August 12, 2016 2.00 PM||Mount Carmel College, Bangalore||Theme : Body Image "Permanently Imperfect"||On the occasion of International Youth Day|
|14 ||June 11, 2016 5.30 PM. || Indian Social Institute, Benson Town, Bangalore|| 5 plays|| Part of 6 day training |
|13 || April 6,2016|| Azim Premji University ||"Silent Voices" ||Performed by MA Students. |
|12 || March 23, 2016|
6.30 - 8.00 PM
| Harmony Homes apartments, HRBR layout|| "The Unequal Race"||By local community and students from Westridge School ,USA |
|11 ||March 3, 2016|
6.30 - 8.00 PM
|Coorg || ||Alumni of 1969 batch of SIES High School, Mumbai |
|10||January 25, 2016 || Rotary Club of Bangalore, Levelle Road, Bangalore||"The Race" || |
|9||November 28,2015 ||Mumbai, TISS ||"Silent Voices"||Global mental health conference |
|8 || 15th.September 2015|
11AM - 1 PM
| Nightingales Elders Enrichment Centre, Malleshwaram, Bangalore||"There's Nothing Wrong with my Mother" - a family's struggles with Dementia || |
|7 ||August 26, 2015 || Vidyadeep College|| TO workshop with Forum Theatre||Play by students of Rishi Valley School |
|6 || July 18, 2015|
9 AM - 11AM
| Atta Galatta, Koramangala, Bangalore||Four short plays were presented and one/more of them - selected by the spectators - will be Forumed|
1. Missed Connection
2. Evil Allies
3. Between a friend and a hard place
4. The Bus
|Open to all. The performance was by a by a mixed cast of International students and jokered by Radha Ramaswamy. |
| 5|| June 21, 2015|
4 PM - 6 PM
|Paradigm Shift, Koramangala ||"The Race" ||Free and Open to all |
| 4||April 26, 2015|
|Sena Vihar Apartment || "Life of I" ||Free and open to all. |
| 3||March 3, 2015
|Std. 9 students; Yashasvi Vidyanikethan.
|| "The Race"
Feb. 18, 2015
|Nightingale Elder Enrichment Centre RMV 2nd Stage, Sanjay Nagar
|| "Retirement Blues"
| 1|| January 26, 2015|
| Shriram White House Apartment, RT Nagar|| "The Race" ||Free and open to all |
Some of our Forum Plays:
A play about unequal access to education,
this Forum will provides opportunities to explore the many
inequities in our society reflected in the unjust practices of our educational
Retirement Blues looks at the challenges a couple faces as they deal
with the changes brought about by the
husband's retirement from work.
“There’s Nothing Wrong with my
About the struggles faced by
patients and caregivers as they cope with dementia.
The “oppression” of the English language depicted
through the story of a young man trying
to get a job after an education in Hindi.
Megha ki Kahani :
A “new” mother 's struggles with post natal depression, as the family goes through denial and lack of understanding.
“Life of I”
Struggles faced by a young person
who makes an unconventional career choice.