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Breaking Patterns, Creating Change

Six Day Facilitator Training in

Theatre of the Oppressed

facilitated by 

Radha Ramaswamy , Ravi Ramaswamy

Bengaluru, India.

You can see daily highlights of this workshop at this link. These have been compiled by 

Sara Pan, a student of MUWCI, Pune.

The Public Forum Theatre performance as a part of the above training was on 

May 29 at 5,30 PM. 
Vidyadeep College, Ulsoor. Bangalore.

Open to all. Entry free.

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.

Debrief sessions after games and exercises will discuss the theory and pedagogy behind the techniques. 

There will also be discussions of facilitation issues and brief practice sessions for participants.

The training will include a community workshop and a public Forum performance.

No theatre 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.

Maximum number of participants : 25

Timings :  10.00 AM  - 5.30  PM 

Participants have to commit to be present full-time on all days of the workshop.

Registration Fee

Rs. 7,000 ( includes workshop handout, lunch and tea/coffee
(see our financial support policy here)

The payment will include workshop handouts, lunch, and tea/coffee 

How to pay 

All payments must be made by demand drafts (banker’s cheques) or cheques drawn in favour of Centre for Community Dialogue and Change’ (payable in Bengaluruand mailed to:

Radha Ramaswamy,

B2, 203, Sriram White House,

Dinnur Main Road,

RT Nagar,

Bengaluru 560 032

Tel: 080 2369 2283

If you are booking accommodation, that amount can also be added to the same cheque. Please state these details clearly in a covering letter.

For electronic transfer of funds, please ask for account details by writing to 

Once we receive your payment, you will receive confirmation of your registration from CCDC.

Cancellation and withdrawals of registration are possible if you let us know by May 10, 2015. We will deduct Rs. 300 towards administrative charges and refund the rest. We will not be able to entertain requests for refund after this date.

Accommodation for outstation participants

Twin Sharing (per night, includes breakfast)             

Rs.  600  

Single occupancy (per night, includes breakfast)

Rs.  700 

Outstation participants will receive useful travel information and other details closer to the date.


These are are available at this link

If you need more information or clarification, please send an e mail to

Our financial support policy

CCDC believes in supporting all those genuinely committed to using this work to benefit others. No one is turned away for their inability to pay for our workshops.

To know about our scholarships, please send an e mail to 

Registrations closed

Registration Fee*

Rs. 7,000 

(Includes Workshop Handout, Lunch and  Tea/Coffee  )

Workshop FAQs

Accommodation at venue

Rs.  600 for twin sharing (per night, includes food)           

Rs. 700 for single occupancy (per night, includes food)    

*See our Financial Support Policy here



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