Breaking The Silence (Level 1)

A Theatre of the Oppressed Workshop

15 - 19 Nov 2022

9am – 6pm

Dance Nucleus Studio, Goodman Arts Centre


S$680 (standard)

Early Bird Discount
Register by 30 Sept 2022 to enjoy a special rate of S$600

Click here to register
Registration closes on 21 Oct 2022

Conducted in English by Kok Heng Leun

SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)-Eligible
This workshop is SFC-Eligible. All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their SkillsFuture Credit to pay for eligible courses. Find out more here at www.myskillsfuture.gov.sg

Please email ailing@dramabox.org if you have any queries.

This is the workshop for you if you want to cultivate reflexivity and develop critical thinking, analytical skills and a proactive approach to problem-solving.

Who should attend this workshop?

Anyone who wants to know how to use Theatre of the Oppressed techniques in their work.

Especially useful for:

  • Social or community workers
  • Arts educators
  • Theatre practitioners
  • Educators
  • Facilitators for dialogic learning

What is Theatre of the Oppressed?

"Theatre of the Oppressed" (TO for short) is a system of theatre making developed by Brazilian theatre master Augusto Boal. It is used by theatre practitioners and arts practitioners who want to work with the community, and also in school settings by drama and arts educators. Around the world, social and community workers have also used TO techniques in community development and intervention work.

TO is a system with great emphasis on dialectical and dialogical learning. Two of the most well-known tools of TO are Image Theatre and Forum Theatre. Image theatre is a technique with which participants use their body to express thoughts, emotions and imaginations. While forum theatre allows the audience onstage to replace actors and change the outcome of a play, turning passive spectators into proactive “spect-actors”.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Theatre Games and Image Theatre as part of the Arsenal of "Theatre of the Oppressed"
  • Understand the Pedagogy of the Oppressed
  • Learn about the dramaturgy of a Forum Theatre Play
  • Devise an "anti-model"
  • Experience a Forum Theatre Session


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