Register now for The Forum Project’s 12-week Theatre of the Oppressed course. We are consistently asked to bring back this thoughtful exploration into the theory and application of Theatre of the Oppressed, and we’re excited to be able to offer it again. Register now to assure a spot!
Theatre of the Oppressed Course
. Facilitators: Alexander Santiago-Jirau & S. Leigh Thompson.
Location: New York, NY
Dates: Thursdays beginning Sept 20
Time: 6:45 PM to 9:45 PM
This twelve-session course is a practical and theoretical exploration of Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed techniques. Augusto Boal worked most of his life to help individuals and societies to transform their realities through theatre. Believing that everyone has the capacity to act—to take action and reflect on their conditions—Boal developed Theatre of the Oppressed. These techniques were designed to raise consciousness and create action for individual and social change.
Our goals for this class are to give participants a working knowledge of Theatre of the Oppressed; to explore the possibilities and limitations of Theatre of the Oppressed techniques; to prepare participants for using Theatre of the Oppressed techniques in their work and communities; and, of course, to have fun in the process!
Participants will be guided through a series of games and exercises that challenge how one understands their environment and communities. Through discussion and exploration, participants will be encouraged to explore systems of oppression. Critical and practical readings, debate, and community participation will also inform our learning as we explore Boal’s strategies and practical applications in our own lives, work and communities. The course will culminate in a class Forum Theatre performance.
We would be able to accommodate a maximum of 20 participants for this program. The program will be closed, and those who sign up at the start will be expected to continue for the duration. We seek to involve activists, educators, community leaders, artists, facilitators and students who seek to use this training to further their artistic, pedagogical, social justice and organizing work. Participants of all experiences, identities and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
If you have any questions please contact us at email@example.com.