Theatre of the Oppressed Workshops

Theatre of the Oppressed Workshops 
Hosted by AstaroTheatro

Part 1: Sunday 18th of February 12:00 – 18:00 @ AstaroTheatro, Sint Jansstraat 37 Amsterdam
Part 2: Monday 19th of February 12:00 – 18:00 @ Vrankrijk, Spuistraat 216 Amsterdam

We are hosting free workshops on the theory and practice of the Theater of the Oppressed! The workshop is in English and split into two parts of each 6 hours on two seperate days. We expect everyone to join both days. There are 15 spots available, to sign up send us an email at: Also let us know in your mail if you have any accessibility requests/questions. If you signed up and cannot make it anymore, please let us know so someone else can take your spot! For the workshop; please bring comfy clothes and lunch <333 We bring drinks and snackies.

!Some more info on what Theater of the Oppressed is!
The Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) is a participatory theater that fosters democratic and cooperative forms of interaction among participants. TO invites people to become “spect-actors,” capable of taking action and using theater as a rehearsal space for social transformation.  Our workshops employ a variety of processes based on Theatre of the Oppressed, developed by world-renowned theatre-maker, activist, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Augusto Boal, to define issues, clarify objectives, build skills, and rehearse practical action.
Boal believed that “we are all theatre” because, as human beings, we can all act, watch ourselves acting, and based on what we see, change what we do. Changes in our actions can, in turn, change the world around us. Theatre of the Oppressed provides a process for testing actions which can transform the groups, communities, and social systems in which we work and live. It is a rehearsal for change.
Constructive dialogue provides the route to discovery, but words alone limit the scope of discussion and short-circuit the experiences needed to test the impact and practicality of actions. Applied Theatre uses whole-body/whole-mind activities to assist groups to clearly identify problems and actively rehearse solutions. The workshops release potential in individuals while building group cohesion and promoting positive change. Initiating more than just a dialogue, the process frees the thinking of participants and awakens their abilities to move toward agreed upon goals.

Sunday, 18 February, 2024 – 12:00 to 18:00
Sint Jansstraat 37 Amsterdam