THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED
Introduction to Augusto Boal Techniques
The Theatre of the Oppressed describes a range of theatrical forms that the Brazilian theatre practitioner Augusto Boal first elaborated in the 1960s, initially in Brazil and later in Europe.
Boal was influenced by the work of the educator and theorist Paulo Freire. Boal's techniques use theatre as means of knowledge and transformation of reality in the social and relational field. In the Theatre of the Oppressed, the audience becomes active, such that as "spect-actors" they explore, show, analyze and transform the reality in which they are living.
- Date: 1st and 2nd October 2011.
- Day: Saturday and Sunday.
- Time: 10am to 1pm.
- Venue: Prithvi House.
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