Mojisola Adebayo

Masterclass: Theatre of the Oppressed - an Introduction to Forum Theatre with Mojisola Adebayo

Saturday 23rd Arpil 2016, 10am - 6pm,
Location: Eastbourne House Arts Centre, Bullards Place, London, E2 OPT. Map
Apply by: 21st April, 2016
Contact the office for any late places that may become available
Cost: £50 for the full day

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In this workshop Mojisola will lead an intensive full day workshop where you will play games, explore exercises and images and devise a piece of Forum Theatre. The workshop will be fun, playful, dynamic, and personally and socially relevant.

This workshop is open to directors, theatre-makers and actors from all cultural backgrounds.

Theatre of the Oppressed is a collection of accessible theatre games, exercises, improvisation, devising, rehearsal, interactive performance techniques that question uses of power and seek to address social and personal change. The work was developed by Augusto Boal and his fellow artists in Brazil in response to military dictatorships in Latin America in the 1960s, but have gone on to be the most widely used collection of theatre methods for social change, in a range of community, social and educational contexts, all over the world.

Forum Theatre is an interactive performance technique that is probably the most popular and widely used of all the Theatre of the Oppressed techniques. 


£50 (inc VAT) for the full day.
Payment must be received in advance, upon confirmation that you have been allocated a place. In order to continue to run our workshops, we need a minimum number of participants to cover the room hire and workshop leader's fee, so please also note that if you cancel your place on or after 28th May 2016, then we will be unable to refund the fee.

How to apply: 

Apply by: 21st April 2016
Contact the office for any late places that may become available

No formal qualifications are necessary to apply, however applicants should demonstrate an interest in theatre. Applications should include:  
1) Your current CV if you have one, including any relevant experience or a short statement of interest including your particular interest in this masterclass
2) A completed Data Form which you can download here>

Please email Anuja on with your CV with subject line 'April 23rd Introduction to Forum Theatre' or call the office on 0207 749 0090 if you have any questions. 

Mojisola Adebayo is a performer, playwright, and director, producer, facilitator and teacher. She trained with Augusto Boal and is a specialist in Theatre of the Oppressed with an MA in Physical Theatre. Her publications include The Theatre for Development Handbook (co-written with John Martin and Manisha Mehta for Pan), 48 Minutes for Palestine (currently touring internationally) in Anna Furse’s Theatre in Pieces (Methuen) and her first collection of plays Mojisola Adebayo: Plays One (Oberon). Mojisola is an Associate Artist with Pan, a Lecturer in Contemporary Theatre Practices and Dramaturgy at Goldsmiths, teaches auto-biographical performance at Rose Bruford College and is writing-up her PhD on Afri-Quia Theatre: Challenging homophobia and creating spaces for black / queer ubuntu through Theatre, at Queen Mary, University of London. See Mojisola's website for more.