DRAMA FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: USING THE ARTS FOR ACTIVISM

4 DAY WORKSHOP ON THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED

DATES: MAY 23RD-26TH

TIME: 10AM-5PM DAILY

LOCATION: COMPLEX STUDIO, BENBURB STREET, DUBLIN 7

COST: €120 (including tea/coffee and lunch)

CONTACT: Kate Harris on 4elementsworkshops@gmail.com or (086) 893 3091

4elements Theatre Company invites you to a 4 day intensive workshop on Theatre of the Oppressed.

This workshop offers training in Theatre of the Oppressed with a focus on Forum Theatre. Participants will learn group facilitation techniques, how to devise Forum Theatre, and how to facilitate or ‘Joker’ a Forum Theatre session.

The Theatre of the Oppressed is the title given to the ensemble of techniques and approaches to theatre pioneered by the Brazilian theatre practitioner Augusto Boal harnessing the power of theatre as a force for social change.

Forum Theatre is an interactive, problem solving model. Performances are devised from collective experience around a specific social issue and shown to an audience as an invitation to engage in the search for a new approach to the problem being presented.

The workshop is open to activists, people working in community contexts, and anyone interested in bringing about social change.

For further information or to book a place, contact Kate Harris on (086) 893 3091 or at 4elementsworkshops@gmail.com