John Drew Theater Lab: THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED – INTRODUCTION TO FORUM THEATRE

158 Main Street
East Hampton, New York 11937
631.324.0806

http://www.guildhall.org/events/?id=658&mode=id

Presented by members of the 2016 MA in Applied Theatre CUNY SPS Graduate Class
Join us for an evening of forum theatre and transform yourself from spectator to spect-actor! Forum theatre is a theatrical innovation created by Brazilian artist and activist Augusto Boal as part of his theatrical form: “Theatre of the Oppressed.” Often described as a rehearsal for revolution, the audience members interact with the actors within the forum piece to explore, analyze, and transform the reality they may live in or see before them. Forum theatre often portrays scenes of oppression in which the audience has the chance to create a dialogue and interaction between the other spectators and actors on the stage and in the room. Applied theatre graduate students from the CUNY School of Professional Studies will present a forum theatre piece on pressing social and human rights issues. After the forum performance, audience members can engage as spect-actors within the forum theatre piece and enact the change they want to see in the world!