Theatre of the Oppressed Workshop: An introduction to Forum Theatre
Sat 10th February 2017, 12pm - 6pm
Ross Street Community Centre, Cambridge CB1 3UZ
Once again, Acting Now is holding an Intensive Forum Theatre Workshop designed for artists and creatives from all sectors, for anyone who is going to benefit from a deep insight into applied drama techniques.
Participants will be equipped with solid knowledge of the Forum Theatre technique and participatory theatre practices. In addition, they will have the chance to explore means of devising dramatic content and narratives and learn tips in facilitating creative programs for education purposes.
WHAT IS FORUM THEATRE
Part of the ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’ and created by Brazilian theatre director Augusto Boal, Forum Theatre is an applied drama technique and participatory theatre practice created to empower audience individuals to determine social change. Lead by an oppressive political and social background, Boal’s efforts consisted in establishing a dialog between audience and stage with the aim of exploring the real needs and issues of his community. The theatrical act by itself is a conscious intervention, a rehearsal for social action based on a collective analysis of shared problems of oppression.
Suitable for all ages and abilities, this introductory workshop is designed to strengthen community activation and trust-building through interactive exercises developed from the fundamentals of creating Forum Theatre images. In this workshop, participants will hone their storytelling and image building techniques and explore how different styles of presenting multiple perspectives can aid positive problem solving.
This experience is for anyone! Actors and non-actors that are interested in using theatre as a tool for communication, debate and social change within their communities and a MUST for theatre practitioners, social activists, teachers, community workers, charity representatives and youth workers.
General: £65 / Concession £50
Early birds: £60 / £45 (Before 18th Dec)
OTHER WORKSHOPS TO COME
Keep an eye on us if you would like to hear from other Workshops and Events organized by Acting Now!
Our next workshop will be: Theatre of the Oppressed, and Introduction to Forum Theatre, an intensive one-day training scheduled for 10th February at Cambridge.
Other one-day workshops to be announced soon are:
- USE OF MASKS IN PHYSIAL THEATRE
- APPLIED THEATRE - AN INTRODUCTION
- TECHNIQUES OF STORYTELLING
MEET THE TEACHER:
Marina Pallares, Acting Now's founder and Artistic Director is a professional actress and applied theatre practitioner, with over ten years of experience working across Europe and South America using theatre as a tool for social change. She has developed exciting theatre projects with traveller communities, ex-offenders, adults with learning disabilities, people with mental health challenges, women, teenagers and refugees all over the world.
N.B. Refund policy. In the event of cancellation, we will refund your payment in full if you let us know 30 days before the start of the course. If for unforeseen reasons, your availabilty changes while the course is running and you cannot complete it, we will be happy to discount the remainder of the sessions if you book another course, but refunds won´t be available.