Created by Brazilian theatre artist, political activist, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Augusto Boal (1931-2009), Theatre of the Oppressed (T.O) is an arsenal of theatre games and techniques used to promote social change. As a “rehearsal for revolution,” T.O. unearths, centers, and validates the lived experiences of the communities it engages. In this workshop, we will explore T.O. techniques as tools for sharing our experiences and desires, performing stories of problems and oppressions, and transforming--”re-writing”-- our realities. No previous theatre or performance experience necessary.
Facilitator: Theresa Ronquillo