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‘Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it’. Augusto Boal.
We would like to invite you to join us in a day for learning about and practicing Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed and Pedagogy of the Oppressed techniques, including discovering the process of creating Forum and Legislative Theatre.
Forum / Legislative theatre are tools of empowerment and change-making, now being used all over the world. With this approach, theatre becomes a way of better understanding ourselves and how we fit into the worlds around us – and, most importantly, how we might consequently change those worlds. It involves the people experiencing the issues and oppressions trying out solutions, and discovering ways to shift the power dynamics in these situations.
Led by Rosa Stourac McCreery, the workshop is for anyone who is involved with or interested in alternative modes of teaching, activism, protesting / campaigning, working with groups and communities, or just those intrigued by who Augusto Boal is, and what his Forum Theatre is all about.
Rosa Stourac McCreery is a performer, facilitator and director, Clown Doctor, and Director of Dynamix Extreme CIC. She trained in performing arts at Middlesex University, Jacques Lecoq International Theatre School, and trained in Forum Theatre at Centre for Theatre of the Oppressed in Paris, and with Cardboard Citizens in London. She has used theatre to work with marginalised groups in Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, and Malawi, as well as in the North East of England.
Image: Augusto Boal presenting a workshop on the Theatre of the Oppressed in New York City. Riverside Church, May 13, 2008.