Tag Archives: Theatre of the Oppressed

Forum

This week, a few of us have chosen to leave early for class so we could slow down our walk and enjoy our one mile trip. Our first walk, ten days ago, was very challenging, Our path was under construction … Continue reading

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“How Many Languages Do You Speak?”

Today was technically our second full day in Rwanda. To me, it felt like the first since I slept until well past noon yesterday after an exhausting 21 hour journey from New York the day before. As much as I … Continue reading

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Moments of Connection

Red dirt roads. Red brick. Stone. Big blue sky with no clouds. Bamboo sticks, palms. Golden-green banana trees. People waving. The deep blue of the evening coming and the silver of the stars. The yellow gold of writing by candlelight. … 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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Anticipation and Preparation

In just ten days, my classmates and I will be on our way to Rwanda, and it’s finally starting to feel real for me. This past weekend, our group divided into teams to plan the sessions we’ll be sharing with … Continue reading

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