“Invisible Theatre makes oppression visible”(Augusto Boal)
Invisible Theatre, one of the main techniques of Theatre of the Oppressed, was developed by Brazilian theatre director Augusto Boal in the 1970s as an influential method to generate public discussion about oppression and effect transformation in the lives of people and their communities.
Through practical activities, discussions and a historical overview of Boal’s Invisible Theatre methodology, participants will have an in-depth experience of how this form of theatrical play can be a powerful tool for social reflection and action. The workshop includes games and group exercises to develop the physical senses, rhythms, sounds, space awareness, relationships, memory, emotions and imagination.
The weekend-long experience will culminate in an “invisible” short performance that will be staged in public space, where involuntary viewers become active participants of a real situation.
The workshop is led by D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective’s Artistic Director Cesar Genaro, who was born and trained in Brazil, having used and disseminated TO’s techniques throughout his career as an actor and director in Brazil and Australia.
When: 29 & 30 October 2022 – Saturday & Sunday – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: Black Box Theatre, Nambour
Cost: $170 (Early Bird – until 15 October 2022), OR $210
This was a great introduction to the philosophy and ideas behind theatre of the oppressed. The facilitator had a deep knowledge of this theatre style and it was fantastic to work with such open and creative people.2020 Workshop participant
I like the possibilities this form of theatre provides to effect social change.2020 Workshop participant
It challenged me and got me out of my comfort zone several times.2020 Workshop participant