Tag Archives: Theatre-in-Education

Goodbye to Beautiful Rwanda

Today was our last full day together in Rwanda. We drove for three hours through the countryside to reach Lake Kivu, where we took pictures of sparkling blue water surrounded by rolling hills that disappear into mist. When I get … Continue reading

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Forum Theatre on the Fly

Today was a manic, creative whirl through one of the most famous and rigorous applied theatre forms: forum theatre, which is part of Augusto Boal’s “arsenal” of Theatre of the Oppressed techniques and strategies. Forum Theatre highlights an injustice in … Continue reading

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Routines

I want to take a minute to talk about routines. In this morning’s session with Chris and Helen, the students from the University of Rwanda College of Education were introduced to the theatrical convention of ‘routines’, sequences of action that … Continue reading

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Murakoze. Thank you for a day to remember.

“I’ll always remember this day. For the rest of my life.” These words were spoken by one of my classmates while we sat discussing the day’s events over dinner. I wholeheartedly agree. As a young child, I fell in love … Continue reading

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Article in The Rwanda Focus

The work we have been doing with KIE has been written about in The Rwanda Focus. Link to the article provided below. http://focus.rw/wp/2013/07/theater-a-critical-tool-in-education/

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We Are No Longer Strangers

My heart is full to bursting. K.I.E., K.I.E., K.I.E., what an amazing day. Today marked the culminating performance of our two weeks working with drama students at K.I.E.¬† I am at once full of admiration for the work and love … Continue reading

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Implementing Participatory Strategies

During the past three days, while Level 2 students have been exploring Theatre of the Oppressed ¬†methods, Levels 4 & 5 (the senior and graduating classes) have been working with Linda Key to prepare an original piece of theatre upon … Continue reading

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