The Routledge Companion to Theatre of the Oppressed

Kelly Howe (Redaktør) ; Julian Boal (Redaktør) ; Jose Soeiro (Redaktør)

This dynamic book offers a comprehensive companion to the theory and practice of Theatre of the Oppressed. Developed by Brazilian director and theorist Augusto Boal, these theatrical forms invite people to mobilize their knowledge and rehearse struggles against oppression. Les mer
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This dynamic book offers a comprehensive companion to the theory and practice of Theatre of the Oppressed. Developed by Brazilian director and theorist Augusto Boal, these theatrical forms invite people to mobilize their knowledge and rehearse struggles against oppression.







Featuring a diverse array of voices (many of them as yet unheard in the academic world), the book hosts dialogues on the following questions, among others:
















Why and how did Theatre of the Oppressed develop?











What are the differences between the 1970s (when Theatre of the Oppressed began) and today?











How has Theatre of the Oppressed been shaped by local and global shifts of the last 40-plus years?











Why has Theatre of the Oppressed spread or "multiplied" across so many geographic, national, and cultural borders?











How has Theatre of the Oppressed been shaped by globalization, "development," and neoliberalism?











What are the stakes, challenges, and possibilities of Theatre of the Oppressed today?











How can Theatre of the Oppressed balance practical analysis of what is with ambitious insistence on what could be?











How can Theatre of the Oppressed hope, but concretely?












Broad in scope yet rich in detail, The Routledge Companion to Theatre of the Oppressed contains practical and critical content relevant to artists, activists, teachers, students, and researchers.

Fakta

Innholdsfortegnelse

Acknowledgments



Abbreviation List



Editor and Contributor Biographies



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Introduction: Theatre of the Oppressed and its Time(s)

Kelly Howe, Julian Boal, and Jose Soeiro



PART ONE: ROOTS



Genealogies



New York and After: Gassner, Realism, and the "Method"

Frances Babbage



Teatro de Arena, Brazil, Boal: Between Farces and Allegories

Priscila Matsunaga



Augusto Boal and the Nuestra America (Our America) Theatre

Douglas Estevam



Agitprop and Theatre of the Oppressed

Ina Camargo Costa



Epic Theatre and Theatre of the Oppressed: Brecht and, Modestly, [Boal]

Jorge Louraco Figueira



Paulo Freire and Augusto Boal: Praxis, Poetry, and Utopia

Paolo Vittoria



Critical Frames



Theatre of the Oppressed as a Dialectical Game?

Jose Soeiro and Julian Boal



Constraints and Possibilities in the Flesh: The Body in Theatre of the Oppressed

Kelly Howe



Contradictions of Theatre of the Oppressed

Sergio de Carvalho



Identities, Otherness, and Emancipation in Theatre of the Oppressed

Julian Boal and Jose Soeiro



Oppression



Three Examples of Tangled Systems of Oppression



Capitalism and Environmental Destruction

Michael Loewy



Racism, Colonialism, Imperialism

James McMaster



Patriarchy and Heteronormativity

Kelly Howe



From Roots to Branches



Games: Demechanization and Serious Fun

An interview with Cora Fairstein, Birgit Fritz, and Roberto Mazzini



Newspaper Theatre: The Oldest Branch of TO in the Post-Print Present

Sabrina Speranza



Image Theatre: A Liberatory Practice for "Making Thought Visible"

Alexander Santiago-Jirau and S. Leigh Thompson



Invisible Theatre: From Origins to Current Uses

Rafael Villas Boas



Forum Theatre: A Dramaturgy of Collective Questioning

An interview with Ines Barbosa, Vanesa Camarda, and Paul Dwyer



The Rainbow of Desire: Boal and Doubt

Adrian Jackson



Legislative Theatre: Can Theatre Reinvent Politics?

Jose Soeiro



Aesthetics of the Oppressed: Self-Criticism and Re-Foundation of Theatre of the Oppressed

Barbara Santos





PART TWO: GROUND SHIFTS



Changing Landscapes in Late Capitalism



Neoliberalism and the Alternative of the Common

Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval



Indignant Democracy: Problems of Legitimization in Neoliberal Capitalism

Juan Carlos Monedero



Art and the Wreckage

Marildo Menegat



Critical Reflections on the Early Multiplication of Theatre of the Oppressed



The Difficult Exile in Argentina, or The "Sabbatical Year" of Boal

An interview with Cecilia Thumim Boal



Dialectics of Theatre of the Oppressed During Augusto Boal's Portuguese Exile

Paulo Bio Toledo



The Beginnings of Theatre of the Oppressed in France

Jean-Francois Martel



Theatre of the Oppressed, Not Theatre for the Oppressed:

Origins of Jana Sanskriti and Evolutions of TO in India

An interview with Sanjoy Ganguly



Early Conferences in the US: PTO and its Roots in the Academy

Douglas Paterson



Theatre of the Oppressed in Senegal: TO "Proposed That We Dare Ourselves to Dream"

An interview with Mamadou Diol





PART THREE: CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE



Theatre of the Oppressed in Neoliberal Times: From Che Guevara to the Uber Driver

Julian Boal



Spaces



Workshops: The Modularization of TO Pedagogy

An interview with Sruti Bala



Gatherings: Between Market Pressure and "Critical Generosity"

An interview with Aleksandar Bancic, Ezequiel Basualdo, and Amarilis Felizes



Political Organizations: La Dignidad--Theatre and Politics in Movement

Escuela de Teatro Politico



Schools: Theatre of the Oppressed with Youth

Charles N. Adams, Jr.



NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations): Challenges and Limitations

Geo Britto



Therapy: Theatre of the Oppressed and/as Therapeutic Praxis

An interview with Brent Blair, Iwan Brioc, and Mady Schutzman



Community: Notion and Feeling, Goal and Strategy

A dialogue with Chen Alon, Sonja Arsham Kuftinec, and Jan Cohen-Cruz



Academia: Theatre of the Oppressed in Colleges and Universities

An interview with Charles N. Adams, Jr., Dani Snyder-Young, and Alessandro Tolomelli



Practices in Context



Jana Sanskriti: Continuous Presence, Aesthetical Rigor, and Political and Social Movement

Sanjoy Ganguly



Feminisme-Enjeux: Challenges and Paradoxes of a Feminist Theatre of the Oppressed Company

Gwenaelle Ferre



Peles Negras, Mascaras Negras (Black Skins, Black Masks): Maria 28, Racism, and Domestic Work

chullage and raquel



MSTB (Roofless Movement of Bahia): An Experience of Theatre and Struggle

Fernanda Moscoso de Jesus Sousa, Leila Kissia D'Andreamatteo, Nivaldo Souza Ferreira, and Theo da Rocha Barreto



Forn de teatre Pa'tothom: A Space for Projects, Training, and Social Struggle

Jordi Forcadas



GTO Montevideo: A Theatre Within a Campaign

Sabrina Speranza



National Egyptian Project for Theatre of the Oppressed and the Arab Network of Theatre of the Oppressed

Nora Amin



Theatre of the Oppressed NYC: Radical Partnerships On the Ground in New York City

Katy Rubin





EPILOGUE

Message by Augusto Boal, World Theatre Day, 2009

APPENDIX

List of Selected Key Terms

INDEX

Om forfatteren

Kelly Howe is a teacher/writer/activist based at Loyola University Chicago. She served twice as president of Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed (PTO) and co-organized three of its conferences. She also co-edited Theatre of the Oppressed in Actions with Julian Boal and Scot McElvany.







Julian Boal is a well-known Theatre of the Oppressed practitioner who has realized workshops in more than 25 countries around the world. He recently completed his PhD, entitled "On Old Forms in New Times: Theatre of the Oppressed Today, Between a 'Rehearsal of Revolution' and Interactive Training for the Victims".



Jose Soeiro is a Portuguese sociologist, political activist, and researcher. He is currently a Member of Parliament. He was responsible for "Estudantes por Emprestimo," the first Legislative Theatre project in Portugal, and is one of the organizers of Oprima!-a Gathering of Theatre of the Oppressed and Activism.