Breaking Patterns, Creating Change

Training in Theatre of the Oppressed

                                         November 20-25, 2017

                          Vidyadeep College, Ulsoor, Bangalore

Facilitator: Ravi Ramaswamy


For those looking for a participatory pedagogy that is fun, creative, and transformative.

And for those who are already familiar with Theatre of the Oppressed, and wish to deepen their understanding and practice.

Experience the philosophy of Theatre of the Oppressed- through games and exercises such as Image Theatre, Cop in the Head and Rainbow of Desire.

Understand the pedagogy in the debrief  sessions and discussions of facilitation

Create short plays and participate in a Community Forum Performance.

Ravi Ramaswamy received training in Theatre of the Oppressed(TO)  in 2010,
from Marc Weinblatt of the Mandala Center for Change. Ravi is a trustee of CCDC, and  has  been leading Theatre of the Oppressed workshops in schools and colleges, including medical colleges, across different cities in India. He also offers courses in Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed to students in Mount Carmel College, and Jain University, Bangalore. 

Currently he is co-facilitating, with Radha, a 3 year Joker training project for youth in Mental Health in collaboration with the Public 

Health Foundation of India (PHFI).

In November 2016, in probably the first initiative of its kind in the country, the Department of Prisons, Government of Karnataka with the NGO Peacemakers, invited Ravi to lead a week long workshop for inmates of Bangalore Central Jail, focusing on their emotional and psychological well-being.

Breaking new ground, Ravi launched a 3 year programme in July 2017, to study the transformative potential of Theatre of the Oppressed on school environments.

With a Master’s degree in Social Work and 10 years' experience of working in the development sector, Ravi brings to his TO practice a deep understanding of issues such as urban poverty, education, child and youth rights, gender and sexuality. 

                                                   Maximum number of participants: 25

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

Registration Fee: Rs.8,000

Registration charges include workshop hand-outs, lunch and tea/coffee.

Accommodation at the venue is available for outstation participants.

         Registration Form and accommodation details at this link  

The timings will be 9 30 AM- 5 30 PM every day, except for 

Thursday November 23rd, when we finish at 8 00 PM.


Refund and Cancellation policy
Cancellations made on or before November 10th, 2017, will be eligible for a refund of registration fees, with a deduction of Rs 300 towards administrative charges. 
No requests for refund will be entertained for cancellations made after November 10th, 2017. 

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