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Theatre of the Oppressed

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Coined by Augusto Boal, this term has been adopted internationally to denote a way of creating theatre and conducting paratheatrical work to achieve his aims of social franchisement and agency.

Africa Everywhere – Montreal
Reflections on former Artistic Director of the Black Theatre Workshop, Quincy Armorer, who, in Africa Everywhere – Montreal, remarks on the company’s staying power as a primarily Anglophone and Black theatre company in a largely Francophone and white arts scene in Montreal.
Binti’s Journey (Part 1)
Reflections on the first public performance of Binti’s Journey (Part 1), an adaptation of the young adult novel The Heaven Shop by Deborah Ellis. Binti’s Journey centers on the perspective of 13-year-old Binti, who has lost her father, Bambo.
California Dreaming
Strindberg Laboratory’s “demonstration project” through California Arts Council’s “Prison Project” involving people who are about to be released back into society.
Harlem Duet (Part 4)
Harlem Duet (Part 4) is a prequel to Shakespeare’s Othello and explores Othello’s relationship with his first wife, Sybil.   
Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits
The film is a documentary about the life of a female shaman Kim Keum-hwa, who was shunned for being possessed by spirits as a girl and oppressed for following superstitions as an adult. It depicts how she grows to be a great shaman who embraces the pain of all people, and how she comes to be honoured as a national treasure of Korea because of her outstanding artistic talents throughout Korea’s tumultuous history. The film is based on the autobiography “Bidankkob Neom-Se” by Kim Keum-hwa.
Bertolt Brecht reformed various aspects of 20th-century theatre. He created an acting process, theories of dramaturgy and performance, a performance style, and wrote hundreds of plays and poems.

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