WORKSHOP - THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED

JULIAN BOAL

25 to 27 September 2017

Theatre, Centre des arts, La Grande Boissière

The International School of Geneva is pleased to welcome you again for a 13-hour workshop on the Theatre of the Oppressed, a set of techniques developed by the renown Brazilian writer and director Augusto Boal in the 60s.
 
The workshop will be led by Julian Boal, theatre practitioner and son of the creator of this socially committed theatrical form. Together with the Theatre of the Oppressed group that he founded in Paris, Julian Boal continues his father's work since 2009.
 
During the 1960s, Augusto Boal developed a variety of theatrical techniques allowing the "spect-actors," as he defined them, to observe, analyse, and then participate in scenes representing situations of suffering caused by the subjugation of certain human beings to others.
 
With this particular form of expression which deconstructs the classical artist-public relationship, a voice is given to those who have none. Throughout the scenes, whether staged or improvised, ideas arise and find their way onto the stage; solidarity emerges and we try, with our own experience, to imagine ways of acting against the injustices that resonate within each of the participants.