November 14th, 15th, 16th, (10 to 5pm) 17th (2-6pm), 2017

About the Workshop

Actors will be scripting a play based on Forum Theatre. The games and exercises in the workshop will act as social metaphors. Through games, the actors will relate to their realities and to themselves.  Thus, actors will explore oppression. All participants will try to understand various dimensions of the oppressor and oppressed in the characters they portray. The ideology of the oppressor will be understood through TO techniques. After the scenes are scripted, the Forum play will be structured and rehearsed. The workshop will also undertake a theoretical journey to revisit Boal.

Who will benefit from this workshop

Anyone who works in the areas of social care, children,  youth work, older people, education, community development, development education, social justice and inclusion and human rights. Community leaders who can use Forum Theatre techniques  to explore social issues important to their community are very welcome too. TfCG supports the principle that those who benefit, commit to passing on and sharing skills learned, with groups and communities of interest who find themselves marginalised and socially excluded. 
On completion of this workshop, participants will acquire:
  • Knowledge of oppression and its structural and systemic nature.
  • Contextualization of Theatre of the Oppressed within the different cultural, social and political contexts in which it developed and where it can be appropriately used.
  • Practice and reflection on aspects of Forum Theatre.
  • Scribing skills