Forum Theatre

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ATH has been training a team specialized in Forum Theatre who can intervene in any organization to work on sensitive issues.   
 

WHAT IS FORUM THEATRE?   

Forum theatre was developed by a Brazilian theatre maker called Augusto Boal and has been used successfully in many different places and formats around the world. 

The purpose was to use it as a way of exploring solutions to real-life dilemmas in a safe environment and stimulate action, discussion, and debate.
 

WHY CAN FORUM THEATRE HELP FIND SOLUTIONS TO SENSITIVE ISSUES?  
  • The performance presents the stories of community members, which allows them to be more invested in the story.   
  • Audiences become ‘spect- actors’ rather than spectators; This gives an audience member who could relate to the scene or the oppressed protagonist a sense of liberation, knowing that they can overcome their oppression.  
  • It motivates the community to question its behavior, encouraging agency, and potential change. 

 

STRUCTURE OF THE SHOW 
  • The session begins with a short performance, either rehearsed or improvised, which contains demonstrations of social or political problems in front of the targeted audience.  
  • A facilitator holds an impartial view of the interventions, and asks the audience to evaluate what happened at the end of the intervention. 
  • At the conclusion, often catastrophic, the play will begin again with the audience being able to replace or add to the characters on stage to present their interventions; alternate solutions to the problems faced. 

   

HOW TO BOOK THIS PERFORMANCE?   

Please contact us at art.direction@ath.edu.vn to arrange an appointment with our director to discuss your interests and needs.  

We look forward to hearing from you, and furthering our work in the community! 

 

Forum Theatre
Forum Theatre
Forum Theatre