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. If you think you may not be able to do so, please do not register for the workshop.
Rs. 7,000 ( includes workshop handout, lunch and tea/coffee)
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How to pay
All payments must be made by demand drafts payable in Bengaluru or cheques - drawn in favour of ‘Centre for Community Dialogue and Change’ . You can also pay by electronic transfer (see below).
Mail your demand draft/cheque to :
A2, 204, Shriram White House,
Dinnur Main Road,
Bengaluru 560 032
Tel: Ravi +91 9900477000 Radha +91 7760627206
If you are booking accommodation, that amount can also be added to the same cheque/payment. Please state these details clearly in a covering letter/e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
For electronic transfer of funds, please use the following details:
Account name: Centre for Community Dialogue and Change
Account No. 066501000021148
Bank: Indian Overseas Bank
Branch: Sivan Chetty Garden Branch, Bangalore 560042.
IFS Code IOBA0000665
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 05, 2017. 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.
We can provide accommodation at the venue for outstation participants.
Single occupancy (per night, includes breakfast, dinner). Lunch is provided on workshop days.
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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.
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