Theatre of the Oppressed

by StefiaMadelyne

Augusto Boal and Theatre of the Oppressed in Rio De Janeiro Screener

Screener for Augusto Boal and Theatre of the Oppressed in Rio De Janeiro DVD available online at

A documentary by Ronaldo Morelos. Associate Producer Rod Wissler – Centre for Innovation in the Arts In 1994 Morelos spent 5 months in Rio de Janeiro, observing and documenting the work of Augusto Boal and the Centro de Teatro do Oprimido. It was the time of the Brazilian national elections. This time was also a year and a half into Boal’s term as a Vereador (Councilor) of the Legislative Chamber of the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro. This documentary chronicles that time, the words and the work of Boal and his collaborators. It is a record of the work of a theatre maestro undertaking a daring and difficult experiment in overtly melding the concerns of theatre, therapy and politics. An account of a theatre company that is elected into public office. It is a story from the world of Theatre of the Oppressed. 53 mins, English

Theatre of the Oppressed Workshop

A theatre workshop facilitated by La Cambalacha, Guatemala, as part of Globalfest Conference ’09. This took place in Millennium Hall, Cork on July 6th 2009.

India Matters: Theatre of the Oppressed

The play was born of the experience of 25 rural women in West Bengal who created it at a workshop. It depicts a woman who is treated as a commodity at the time of marriage. Later she faces violence and oppression by her husband.

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