Six Day Training May 2018

Breaking Patterns, Creating Change

Training in Theatre of the Oppressed

                                                             May 21-26, 2018

                                           Vidyadeep College, Bangalore

                           Facilitators: Ravi Ramaswamy & Radha Ramaswamy

  For those looking for a methodology for  community

  work  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

Image Theatre, Cop in the Head and

   Rainbow of Desire


  Deepen your understanding in the daily discussions of 

  facilitation issues. 

  Create short plays and participate in

Community Forum Performance.

No theatre experience necessary.

All you need is imagination and the desire to create change!

Maximum number of participants: 25 

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

Registration Fee: Rs.10,000

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 

About the facilitators

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 medical colleges, across different cities in India. He also offers courses in Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed to undergraduate students in colleges in Bangalore.  In July 2017, Ravi started a 3 year programme to study the transformative potential of Theatre of the Oppressed on school environments. He led a series of workshops at the Bangalore Central Jail to address the emotional, social and psychological needs of prisoners awaiting release after a long period of incarceration.

With a Master’s degree in Social Work and 12 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.

Radha Ramaswamy
 has a PhD in theatre research and received training in Theatre of the Oppressed from Marc Weinblatt at the Seattle-based Mandala Center for Change. In March 2011, she founded the Centre for Community Dialogue and Change and has since been working to bring Theatre of the Oppressed into a variety of educational spaces in India. Radha has undertaken projects using Forum Theatre to promote community dialogue on a wide range of issues including mental health.

Radha has been invited to lead workshops in the USA, the UK and Nepal, and to make presentations at international conferences.

In the seven years since CCDC was founded in 2011, over 4000 people have participated in our workshops, and attended our Forum performances. Many have personally benefited from the experience and found it to be of value in their professional lives too. We work with students, teachers, artists, activists, healthcare professionals, and senior citizens.

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