Forum Theatre Creation

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 7:30pm to Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 9:30pm
Online Event: 
Online via Zoom

This four-part workshop, led by award winning Forum Theatre artist Simon Malbogat and Theatre of the Oppressed facilitator Swetha Ranganathan, will teach participants how to use theatre games and exercises to create Forum Theatre with and for various community groups. 

Participants will: 

  • Learn about the history and working principles of Forum Theatre 
  • Participate in the step-by-step process of creating a Forum Theatre scene virtually with community members 
  • Learn key games and exercises (virtual formats) which facilitate community sharing, conflict analysis, and creation 
  • Have an overview of performance facilitation (joking) Receive a guide/manual for games and exercises (with virtual format alternatives) 

While the objectives and learning are directed towards virtual community engagement; key principles and techniques can also be applied to in-person delivery.