Augusto Boal (1931-2009)

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Forum Theatre, Image Theatre, Invisible Theatre and Legislative Theatre along with others form a tree of theatre forms known as Theatre of the Oppressed.  All were created by Brazilian theatre theorist, writer and director Augusto Boal who passed away Saturday at the age of 78. Boal is best-known for creating theatre techniques that allowed and […]

Theatrical workshop for change

Friday, April 24th, 2009

In 1971, Augusto Boal started what he called Newspaper Theatre to theatrically deal with current social issues in Brazil.  The concept soon blossomed into a tree of theatrical techniques including Forum Theatre and Image Theatre called Theatre of the Oppressed.  The concept soon spread to other countries in South America and eventually around the world. […]

Invisible theatre in “Code Orange” NYC

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

From the OTL archive, this article was written in 2003 by Donovan King about a workshop given by Augusto Boal, founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, that he took part in: Apparently Billboard Trucks, giant commercial television screens on buildings, and advertising panels in public washrooms are not enough to satisfy corporate desires to capture […]