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Theatre of the Oppressed Workshop

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No Expectations Productions
Julia Melim, coord.

Production Description

Seeking participants for a workshop for Theatre of the Oppressed, and future productions. Coordinator states: "I'm an experienced actress/director and I have worked directly with Augusto Boal as his assistant director learning the Theatre of the Oppressed technique at the Center of the Theatre of the Oppressed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil."

Theatre of the Oppressed:

- The Theatre of the Oppressed offers everyone the aesthetic means to analyze their past, in the context of their present, and subsequently to invent their future, without waiting for it. The Theatre of the Oppressed helps human beings to recover a language they already possess — we learn how to live in society by playing theatre. We learn how to feel by feeling; how to think by thinking; how to act by acting. Theatre of the Oppressed is rehearsal for reality.

- The oppressed are those individuals or groups who are socially, culturally, politically, economically, racially, sexually, or in any other way deprived of their right to Dialogue or in any way impaired to exercise this right.

- Dialogue is defined as to freely exchange with others, as a person and as a group, to participate in human society as equal, to respect differences and to be respected.

- The Theatre of the Oppressed is based upon the principle that all human relationships should be of a dialogic nature: among men and women, races, families, groups and nations, dialogue should prevail. In reality, all dialogues have the tendency to become monologues, which creates the relationship oppressors - oppressed. Acknowledging this reality, the main principle of Theatre of the Oppressed is to help restore dialogue among human beings.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Workshop begins December 2013 in NYC.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

No pay. No fees required.


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