Photos: Arquives Instituto Augusto Boal
and Centre of Theatre of the Oppressed – CTO

Theatre of the Oppressed

The Theatre of the Oppressed is an aesthetic method practiced in the whole world that was systematized by Brazilian playwright Augusto Boal. It stimulates the critical observation and the artistic representation of reality, envisioning the production of consciousness and concrete social actions. Theatre of the Oppressed proposes the elimination of the barrier between the stage and the audience to establish a free transit between the artists and the spectators, which are invited to act as subjects and producers of culture and knowledge, and to discuss concrete proposals for the questions presented on stage.