Theatre of the Oppressed – group meeting and practice
The last week workshop proved to build an interest for the participants to continue work with Theatre of the Oppressed tools (event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/423418055220827/ ) . So I propose to not let our muscles forget what we’ve learned, let’s meet this week!
Thursday, 14th of November, at 20.00 we will meet and practice some Forum Theatre games, exercises and plays. Please let me know if you’ll come – so I can prepare for how many we will be. I think 10 places, up to 12 will be the maximum, in order to have space to move and time to get in depth with the forums.
People that did not attended the workshop before are welcome, but I’ll kindly ask you to write an email before to firstname.lastname@example.org to be sure that there will be space. Previous experience with theatre is welcome, but not necessary. Theatre of the Oppressed is build as an inclusive play space and the experiences of every day life are the best practice each person will come with.
This is the beginning of a learning process of Theatre of the Oppressed tools. After some sessions of practice together we can think of how this experiences can go out of the workshop set-up.
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The workshop will be held in English, but if needed, translation will be managed on the spot.
Andrými is currently not accessible to wheelchairs, and challenging to access for people who have difficulties going up steps.
There is a step before the garden gate and then 5 steps leading to the main entrance, each 17 cm high, door widths in the building vary between 50 cm (upstairs washroom door) and 80 cm (entrance door).
The washrooms are so far only on the upper floor and in the basement. The door to the meeting room is 75 cm wide (as most other doors in the building). The event takes place on the ground floor. There is no bathroom on the ground floor.
Both washrooms in the building are gender neutral. Pronoun badges are available.
Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) is a range of techniques, games and exercises, using embodied narrative to support the empowerment and liberation of individuals and their communities. The approach was developed by Augusto Boal in South America, and has since been used all over the world in the building of community, to dynamize social engagement, and to support individuals to realise their creative potential for personal and social transformation.
Forum Theatre is one of the forms of TO that uses a theatre play to confront an audience with a problem. The audience is then asked to engage with the problem by coming up on stage to propose different actions for the characters.
Theatre of the Oppressed is a rehearsal for life and the revolution.