Theatre versus Oppression is a group of theatre practitioners; artists; community workers; and arts professionals who use techniques developed from Theatre of the Oppressed techniques by Jennifer Hartley to address issues of conflict. We use a play as a catalyst to address the issue and then work through a series of workshops with the aim of exploring behaviour and leading to change. We have applied theatre projects in Africa - working with COBURWAS a co-operative in the Kyangwali Refugee Camp in Uganda and in Wales a project tackling domestic abuse. Here's the trailer of the play Til Death Us Do Part which is the play we've developed for the project. The play developed out of our Cardiff What Happened Next? project which aimed to create new work and create a community of actors, writers and directors through which new work and relationships could develop.
The group is open to everyone. There are training weeks and days through the year.
The next training sessions in Wales are in Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff UK:
June 23-25 Rainbow of Desire
June 27-28 How to read Body Language
June 30-July 2 Theatre of the Oppressed as an Acting Technique.
For more information www.theatreversusoppression.com
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