Dialogues for Change
Monthly Forum 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 dementia.
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.
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 system.
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 Mother!”
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.
On International Women's Day, CCDC performed two shows of their latest forum play on Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace. The shows, invited by Akamai Technologies, Bellandur, and Levi’s, Adugodi, Bangalore, were well attended, and the mixed audience of men and women offered creative and thought provoking interventions. The interventions and discussions saw the audience exploring the ongoing battle that women in professional spaces wage against objectification, the impact of conditioning and upbringing on both men and women, the importance and the difficulty of articulating one’s needs and desires, and the need to build respectful, caring communities both in the workplace and outsid