Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) is a form of popular education (multi-day workshop) that uses theatre as a vehicle for fundamental social transformation. Forged in the crucible of revolutionary movements, it uses the dynamized human body and the charged theatrical space as laboratories for exploring power, transforming oppression, and finding collective solutions to the fundamental problems of conflict, exploitation, violence, and human suffering. Harnessing the reflexivity of the theatrical form as a generative critical methodology, TO contends that there are no neutral observers, ideologies, or systems of practice: every spectator is a potential actor, every system potentially oppressive or liberatory, and that the collective artistic liberation of our human capacity, dignity, and creativity is an imperative for transformation and survival.
Here you can find the open call for the workshop from June 4 - 12. On the last day there will be a public showing.
|Initiative by||TENT: a School of Performative Practices|
|Supported and organized by||Gessnerallee Zurich|