Bradford University workshop
Theatre of the Oppressed workshop at the University of Bradford
23rd & 24th March, Peace Studies and International Development department, University of Bradford
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.
“I absolutely loved the workshop and I hope we will be able to make it an annual event…”
Dr Fiona Macaulay, FRSA, Senior Lecturer, Division of Peace Studies and International Development, University of Bradford
Antigone Now / Theatre of Yes Workshop Barcelona / BBC Gender Equality Training / Beyond Borders and Boundaries / Bradford University workshop / Cambridge University Diversity Day Workshop / Complicté / Deaf Community Oaxaca México / Ecatepec – women / I deserve a better chance / Just a little longer – LGBTQ+ youth group / Keep holding my hand / Love is underground – refugees young people / Monstruosidades – ZINEGOAK festival Vasc Country / The sacrifices of millions of women before us / No more drama II – young women / Polyphony I / Polyphony II / Presas Mutantes Germany / Refugees action / Theatre of the Oppressed Madrid / Tejidos – Women México / The rise and fall of Mario Sanchez the homeless / Theatre of the Oppressed UK 2014 / Theatre of the Oppressed Mexico / Theatre of The Oppressed UK 2019 / Theatre of the Oppressed UK 2018 / Theatre of Yes Madrid / This is Me – LGBTQ+ Youth Group / Through the cloud I can see you / Tómame de la mano – the elderly / Theatre of Yes México / Up to the sky is where we can dream / We still standing / What you don’t see – LGBTQ+ youth group / You, me and the Spanish Civil War