Forum Theatre Shows

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

Just give us a space and a community to dialogue with! 

                                                                     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 Venue  Name of the Play  Comments
24  Sept. 27, 2017White House Apartment Complex 
RT Nagar, Bangalore
Erilitha (Kanada -ups and downs) Play created by working women in the apartment complexFree & open to all 
 23 June 2,2017 Vidyadeep College 4 plays Part of six day training 
 22March 27, 2017
Wells Fargo , Bangalore

 Play on sexual harassment of women at the workplace  Open to employees of 
Wells Fargo
 21 March 8, 2017
230 - 4.30 PM
International Women's Day
Levi's, Bangalore  Play on sexual harassment of women at the workplace  Open to employees of 
20March 8, 2017
11 AM - 1 PM
International Women's Day
 Akamai Technologies , BangalorePlay on sexual harassment of women at the workplace Open to employees of Akamai 
19  February 17 and 19, 2017 New Delhi Theme: Youth and Mental healthDetails here 
Free and open to all
18 December 17, 2016. 7.30 PM  People Tree Maarga hospitals "Body Image" Forum
"Permanently Imperfect"
17  November 27, 2016 5.30 PMShriram White House
RT Nagar
"Retirement Blues"  
16  August 18, 2016 10.00 AMVidyaniketan school
Theme :  Body Image "Permanently Imperfect"Students of Std. 11, 12 
15August 12, 2016 2.00 PMMount Carmel College, BangaloreTheme :  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 
10January 25, 2016  Rotary Club of Bangalore, Levelle Road, Bangalore"The Race"  
9November 28,2015 Mumbai, TISS "Silent Voices"Global mental health conference 
 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  
August 26, 2015  Vidyadeep College TO workshop with Forum TheatrePlay by students of Rishi Valley School 
 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  
 4April 26, 2015
5.30 PM 
Sena Vihar Apartment   "Life of I" Free and open to all. 
 3March 3, 2015
1-3 PM 
Std. 9 students; Yashasvi Vidyanikethan.   "The Race"  
 Feb. 18, 2015
11.30 AM
Nightingale Elder       Enrichment Centre RMV 2nd Stage, Sanjay Nagar  "Retirement Blues"  
 1 January 26, 2015
10.30 AM 
 Shriram White House Apartment, RT Nagar "The Race" Free and open to all 

Some of our Forum Plays:

The Race 

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-2017,  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