Breaking The Silence (Level 1)
A Theatre of the Oppressed Workshop
7 – 11 September 2020
9am – 6pm
@Aliwal Arts Centre, Music Studio
Conducted in English by Kok Heng Leun
Register now at tinyurl.com/dbBTS2020
Registration closes on 25 August 2020
Fee: S$680 per pax
- Early Bird Discount
Register by 12 April to enjoy a discounted rate of S$600!
- Instalment Plan
Flexible payment options are available to help those who need them. Contact Jiaying at d2VhcmUgfCBkcmFtYWJveCAhIG9yZw== or 6324 5434 to find out more.
- SkillsFuture Eligible (to be advised)
This workshop is awaiting approval by SkillsFuture Singapore for subsidy eligibility. If approved, eligible participants may use their SkillsFuture Credit to subsidise workshop fee.
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We welcome applicants from any part of the world! Please note that prices are quoted in SGD. You may visit YourSingapore website for information on travelling to Singapore.
Enquiries may be sent to Jiaying at d2VhcmUgfCBkcmFtYWJveCAhIG9yZw== or 6324 5434.
This is the workshop for you if you want to cultivate reflexivity and develop critical thinking, analytical skills and a proactive approach towards problem-solving.
Who should attend this workshop?
• Social or community workers
• Arts educators
• Theatre practitioners
• Facilitators for dialogic learning
• Anyone who wants to know how to use Theatre of the Oppressed techniques in their work
• Introduction to Theatre Games and Image Theatre as part of the Arsenal of "Theatre of the Oppressed"
• Understand the Pedagogy of the Oppressed
• Learn about the dramaturgy of a Forum Theatre Play
• Devise an "anti-model"
• Experience a Forum Theatre Session
What is Theatre of the Oppressed?
"Theatre of the Oppressed" (TO for short) is a system of theatre making developed by Brazilian theatre master Augusto Boal.
TO is a system with great emphasis on dialectical and dialogical learning. One of the most well-known tools of TO is Forum Theatre, whose most distinct feature is that it allows the audience onstage to replace actors and change the outcome of a play, turning passive spectators into proactive “spect-actors”.
About Kok Heng Leun
Kok Heng Leun is the artistic director of socially-engaged theatre company Drama Box, and a prominent figure in the Singapore arts scene. He served as Arts-Nominated Member of Parliament from 2016 to 2018 during which he spoke actively on civil society as well as arts and culture issues in Parliament.
Heng Leun has been actively advocating cultural exchanges and dialogues among artists and cultural workers regionally and internationally. He has also taken up teaching, curatorial and dramaturgical roles in many projects. He is considered one of the most important Forum Theatre practitioners in Singapore, having learnt from key practitioners of Theatre of the Oppressed including founder Augusto Boal, and creator of “Theatre for Living” techniques David Diamond, and written and directed countless Forum Theatre plays.
In recent years, Heng Leun has responded to issues of land contestation in Singapore with It Won’t Be Too Long, and explored what it means to live and die well with Both Sides, Now, a project that seeks to normalise end-of-life conversations through the use of theatre and arts installation.
Tickets for Breaking The Silence (Level 1) can be booked here.
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