Games ARE for Actors and Non-Actors

Augusto-BoalOn the 2nd of May 2009, in Rio De Janiero, Augusto Boal died.

It’s often tritely said, that the dead live on in what they leave behind.  In Boal’s case this is probably, appropriate as the legacy of  his work is real, vibrant and very alive.

Forum Interactive,  acknowledges  Boal’s work and influence both as an organisation and as individuals over a number of years.

The work that we do now has its roots in the Theatre in Education experiences we developed as practitioners through the 1970s and 80s using theatre to enable participation, understanding and learning; to inspire, to empower and to take action.

Much of that work was influenced by Boal. His writing provided an intellectual and theoretical framework for theatre as a powerful agent for change in addition to practical examples of how it can work.

Most importantly, in my view is the reinforcement of the fact that the theatre process belongs to everyone and that with the appropriate support, everyone and anyone can use it.

Games really are for Actors and Non-Actors!

 

More Info…

Games for Actors and Non-Actors

By Augusto Boal (translated by Adrian Jackson) 1992 (new edition 2002)

Routledge ISBN 0-415-06155-5

Rainbow of Desire

By Augusto Boal  1995 Routledge ISBN 0451103495

 

Theatre of the Oppressed

By Augusto Boal 1979 (new edition 2000) Pluto Press ISBN 0745316573

 

Legislative Theatre

By  Augusto Boal 1998 Routledge ISBN 0415182417

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