Legislative Theatre

LEGISLATIVE THEATRE – Theater is not enough to change reality, we all agree. LEGISLATIVE THEATRE is the utilization of all forms of the Theatre of the Oppressed with the aim of transforming the citizens legitimate deires into Laws. After a normal Forum session, we create a space similar to a Chamber where laws are made, and we proceed to create a simular ritual of lawmaking, following the same official procedure of presenting Projects based on the spect-actors interventions, defending or refusing them, voting, etc. At the end, we collect the approved suggestions and try to put pressure upon the lawmakers to have those laws approved.

Augusto Boal, Rio de Janeiro 2004 (Via the International Theatre of the Oppressed Organisation)

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