Theatre Games Workshops
Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) is a social justice theatre that came out of Sao Paulo Brazil. Founder of TO, Augusto Boal developed a series of imaginative theatre exercises which promote awareness. Theatre Games use Theatre of the Oppressed and Theatre for Living. As a result, we can see our social situation, its limitations, individual attitudes and even how our bodies that are bound by traditions and cultures. Theatre Games workshops turn our collective stories into theatre.
It is an everyday theatre for actors and non-actors. Theatre Games workshop, therefore, is for anyone who wants to enjoy building a community. The exercises and games while fun and playful, strengthen the psyche and feed the soul. Firstly, theatre games access our senses and our creative mind. Secondly, we use our bodies to make shapes, gestures, sounds and movements. And finally, we witness our stories together in ways that surprise and delight.
They open new ways of sensing each other and feelings about ourselves. And as a result, they dissolve stress and we feel safety in the ensemble. We can share our stories, our lives and our place in the community. This work is inspiring to actors and non-actors, artists, community leaders, teachers and anyone who wants to find new resources inside themselves and their group. Above all, Theatre for Living (David Diamond) takes Theatre of the Oppressed to a new level in the art and science of community-based dialogue.
What people are saying:
“Theatre for Living workshops create a place of safety and acceptance in a group experience of acting and acting out ( not just thinking or talking about it). Situations in my life or one of the others are represented by images. Language is taken out of it. An experienced Facilitator/Joker helps to empower me to make and step toward change to what I want in that situation in my life. WOW!“.
“I love laughing. I laugh a lot with this beautiful group of people!”
“Theatre Games workshops make real thoughts, feelings, and STORIES in a creative way. In addition, the use of metaphor and choosing other bodies like clay to sculpt a picture allows me to see and experience visually my own dilemma and reframe in a way I haven’t thought of before”.
Time: Sunday 13th June, Sunday 11th July, 15th August, 12th September, October 10th, November 14th and December 12th 2021 at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
For more information call:
Theatre for Living Facilitator
0403 173 790
North Fremantle Community Hall: