- Newspaper Theatre
Augusto Boal describes the Newspaper Theatre as “a play about how to create a play” which suggests simple ways of transforming non-dramatic like Newspaper articles into a performance and critical reading of social reality. Newspaper Theatre is the first technique of Theatre of the Oppressed created during the Brazilian dictatorship times and it inspired hundreds of popular group to create theatre events which provided a critical reading of the news published by the regime. In the very same year of the birth of Newspaper Theatre, 1971, Boal was arrested walking down the street. He was jailed and tortured by the regime, and only thanks to the intervention and solidarity of the global of theatre-makers which called for his release (Including famous American playwright Arthur Miller) he eventually was released and sent into exile.