Theatre of the Oppressed

Augusto Boal, Brazilian theatre director and social activist, is the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed (TO)– a body of aesthetic techniques based in liberatory philosophy and dedicated to the notions of dialogue, cooperative education, and the transformative potential of theatre. Influenced by Paolo Friere’s philosophy of education (Pedagogy of the Oppressed 1970), Boal’s vision … Continue reading Theatre of the Oppressed

An Octoroon

An Octoroon by Branden Jacob Jenkins (BJJ) is a provocative play that challenges our collective perceptions and bias around constructions of race, gender, class and ethnicity. It asks us to interrogate the external masks of performance that we sometimes put on or are projected onto us in order to see the internal core of our humanity. The … Continue reading An Octoroon