One Day Image Theatre Workshop

posted Feb 27, 2018, 2:18 AM by Ravi Ramakantan   [ updated Mar 16, 2018, 9:15 PM ]

Breaking Stereotypes

A One Day Image Theatre Workshop to explore gender

Facilitated  by Ravi Ramaswamy

Image Theatre is a highly versatile, imaginative tool from the arsenal of Theatre of the Oppressed, and is widely used 

the world over to help communities engage deeply with issues that concern them.  

How do I see Gender playing out in my life? How do I feel about it?

What does Gender Equality mean?

How can I better understand the struggles around gender roles?

How to start conversations around gender and to create change?

Using embodied images that tell stories, this one day workshop will help you discover creative ways of engaging with gender and gender roles, and practice taking action.


Venue: Vidyadeep College, Ulsoor Road

                                                                            Registration fee: Rs 2000/-

                                                                          To register please click here

Merakee : Ravi Ramaswamy : Guest Speaker

posted Feb 15, 2018, 1:51 AM by Ravi Ramakantan   [ updated Feb 22, 2018, 6:25 AM ]

Ravi Ramaswamy
has been invited to speak at an event called Merakee .Merakee is a group started by students and others of Mount Carmel College and CMS Jain . 

Merakee is a platform that serves to showcase people's talents, experiences, knowledge and wisdom. 
In a world where not everyone has access to a stage, Merakee believes that as many people as possible ought to be given a chance to express themselves and teach one another.

Merakee hopes to create a space for networking where interesting and interested people can come together and make art, knowledge and information available to more people.

Date 17th Feb 2018, Saturday,
Venue: Kareem Towers, Cunningham road, Bangalore
Time: 4.30 pm 

Ravi started by introducing Paulo Friere's ideas and work on education which inspired Theatre of the Oppressed. Following this, I engaged the group in Image Theatre. The students were very curious to know about Theatre of the Oppressed and were readily coming up and creating stories through images. Here are a few pictures from the event



6 day workshop with a group of students from the University of Washington.

posted Jan 9, 2018, 6:47 AM by Ravi Ramakantan   [ updated Jan 9, 2018, 6:54 AM ]

Radha and Ravi will facilitate a 6 day workshop introducing Theatre of the Oppressed to a group of  students from the University of Washington, Seattle, who are here on a 10 week Study Abroad programme. 
The workshop will take place from January 15-20,2018 at Vidyadeep College, Bangalore.

Ravi Ramaswamy's interview and blog post.

posted Dec 28, 2017, 10:29 PM by Ravi Ramakantan   [ updated Dec 28, 2017, 10:29 PM ]

We are delighted to bring you this interview with and blog post on Ravi Ramaswamy and CCDC by Anjala Farahath of Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media.

6 day Level 2 TO facilitator training

posted Oct 4, 2017, 4:05 PM by Ravi Ramakantan   [ updated Oct 4, 2017, 4:05 PM ]

December 2-7. 2017 :  6 day Level 2 TO facilitator training, Bangalore, India.

Our very first advanced training, open only to BJs (Bangalore Jokers - Those who have completed CCDC's Level 1 training or completed the recent Theatre of Living Workshop conducted by David Diamond in Bangalore), 

This workshop will be an intensive and in-depth look at jokering. An opportunity for participants to get lots of practice and detailed feedback. 

2.5 days of facilitating TO games, exercises, and Image Theatre. 2.5-3 days of Forum Theatre - working in groups to create, direct, rehearse, and joker forum plays- within the group. 

Closing with detailed sharing of learning.

Number of participants limited to 20. 

Block your dates. Await further announcements

Three workshops

posted Jul 17, 2017, 1:52 AM by Ravi Ramakantan   [ updated Jul 17, 2017, 1:52 AM ]

 1. Our ongoing 3 year project at Annasawmy Mudaliar School has started. Every Tuesday, 17 students of Std 7, experience one hour of TO. 

2.  A 2 day workshop in Medical Humanities at JSS Medical College, Mysore. Dates to be announced. 

3. Workshop for students of RGM group of Institutions( Engineering , Medical), Nandyal. Dates to be announced. 

Workshops in Oxford

posted May 31, 2017, 8:49 AM by Ravi Ramakantan   [ updated May 31, 2017, 8:50 AM ]

Hearing Young Voices: a youth led drama project for mental health.

Training in forum theatre for students from Univ of Oxford and a school in Northamptonshire
led by Radha and Ravi
June 19-30, 2017.

Forum Performance

posted May 30, 2017, 1:16 PM by Ravi Ramakantan   [ updated May 30, 2017, 1:18 PM ]

Public Forum Theatre Show

Friday, June 2, 2017

5.30 - 7.30 pm

Vidyadeep College,

Ulsoor Road, Bangalore

Free & Open to All

Workshop with "Gifted Children"

posted May 1, 2017, 12:30 AM by Ravi Ramakantan   [ updated May 1, 2017, 12:30 AM ]

Ravi Ramasawamy will conduct a one day workshop for children in the age group 5-15 as a part of the  "PRODIGY" program of the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

Date : 10.5.17
Venue: Agastya Foundation campus, Kuppam, AP.

Six Day Training 2017

posted Mar 15, 2017, 4:34 PM by Ravi Ramakantan   [ updated Mar 15, 2017, 4:35 PM ]

Breaking Patterns, Creating Change

Six Day Training in

Theatre of the Oppressed

Monday May 29, 2017 -  Saturday June 03, 2017 

Vidyadeep College, Ulsoor road, Bangalore


Radha RamaswamyRavi Ramaswamy

Only 25 seats ! Register early!

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