NYU Steinhardt

Advanced Techniques of Theatre of the Oppressed

  • Course Number: MPAET-GE 2966
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 3
  • Description: This course is designed as a continuation of the introduction to Boal?s Theatre of the Oppressed course offered in the Program in Educational Theatre. This class will examine the history & practice of Invisible Theatre as well as focus on examining the function & facilitation skills of the ?Joker? through Rainbow of Desire & Legislative Theatre. These components of Theatre of the Oppressed are at the heart of the intersection between theory, theatre, civic & political engagement, & social change. These techniques allow us to more introspectively examine the ways in which we interact as human beings in an every-changing society. The course focuses on both theoretical foundations of the work, as well as application of these techniques in practice.
  • Old Course Number: E17.2966