Piret Soosaar, MTÜ Foorumteater
The aim of MTÜ Foorumteater (created in 2011) is to develop forum theatre in Estonia. To do so, MTÜ Foorumteater makes workshops and trainings about forum theatre, forum theatre performances, translates and circulates materials about forum theatre and shares the methods of the Theatre of the Opressed.
Heading: Workshop "Opening the dialogue: Forum Theatre"
Introduction: Forum Theatre was developed in Brazil in 1960s by Auguso Boal. Forum Theatre is a form of participatory theatre that helps people get new insight through acting out relevant and difficult social situations, discussing them and finding new alternatives. One could call it a practice for real life.
In the workshop we will do just that, we will find the relevant stories from our own personal experience, look at them a bit closer and try to change them for the better. Everything done in a playful manner mixed with some Forum Theatre games.
During the workshop the forum theatre team will also give a performance that will be examined with the Forum Theatre Joker.