Theatre of the Oppressed Workshop

Theatre of the Oppressed Workshop Intensive – delivered by the D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective

  • MON, 14 DEC 202012:30 PM FRI, 18 DEC 20205:30 PM

Public Act is proud to play host to the Sunshine Coast based applied theatre company: D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective, delivering a THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED Workshop Intensive on the southern end of the Gold Coast this December!

Theatre of the Oppressed is a very influential instrument for individual reflection & social change. First developed by Brazilian theatre director Augusto Boal in the 1970’s, TO’s techniques are widely known & practiced around the world as a means to effect transformation in the lives of people & their communities.

In this week-long intensive, we will focus on two theatrical styles developed by Augusto Boal: IMAGE THEATRE & FORUM THEATRE. The workshop includes games & group exercises to develop the physical senses, rhythms, sounds, space awareness, relationships, memory, emotions & imagination.

Through practical activities, discussions & historical overview of Boal’s TO methodology, participants will have an in-depth experience of how Image Theatre & Forum Theatre can be a tool for social reflection, action & change. There will also be opportunities for participants to engage as actors, spect-actors & jokers.

The workshop is led by D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective’s Artistic Director Cesar Genaro, who was born & trained in Brazil, having used & disseminated TO’s techniques throughout his career as an actor & director.

Workshop Cost: $330 / $295 Early Bird (Exp. 28 Nov 2020)

Time: 10am – 3pm AEST

Dates: Mon 14 – Fri 18 December 2020

Location: Kirra Hill Community and Cultural Centre – 1 Garrick St, Coolangatta QLD 4225

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