UNLOCK THE NEWS - FACILITATOR COURSE 2020/21

Newspaper Theater is a breakthrough tool developed by Brazilian visionary theatre maker Augusto Boal in the 1970s during the times of the military dictatorship in Brazil. It is the first technique of the Theatre of the Oppressed, Boal’s praxis of aesthetics of liberation, and still is a fresh approach to why and how to do theatre.

Join this International Online Facilitator Course to explore Newspaper Theatre in the 21st century, and discover new ways to support community well-being, and create theatre online and offline.

Learn to facilitate Newspaper Theatre (Theatre of the Oppressed) to allow anyone, regardless of theatrical or artistic experience, to immediately create theatre from the news, and engage in critical reading of global and local events. We practice Social Presencing Theatre (SPT) to activate the wisdom of the body to add complexity to our “readings and enacting” of the news. 

Uri Noy Meir, the Course Facilitator, has been researching new approaches to Newspaper Theatre since 2010, he is an international trainer of Theatre of the Oppressed an advanced practitioner of Social Presencing Theatre and a Dragon Dreaming facilitator.

"Praxis is the reflection and action upon the world in order to transform it” - Paulo Freire , The Pedagogy of the Oppressed

WHAT WILL WE DO IN THE COURSE

We will be meeting via Zoom video calls to explore Theatre and participatory art online, as a Praxis of liberation. 

We will look on ways to uncover complexity and communicate with greater depth the story of our ever-changing world. 

We will gain new tools to gain fresh eyes to see our blind-spots and conditioning, and empower and connect across borders.

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Unlock the News Jam Session explores Newspaper Theatre in the 21st-century to discover new ways to support community well-being and facilitate theatre online and offline. Newspaper Theater is a breakthrough tool developed by Brazilian visionary theatre maker Augusto Boal in the 1970s during the times of the military dictatorship in Brazil. Newspaper Theatre allows us to generate a critical, empathic and fun conversation on global events, to Unlock the News and our Dreams. REGISTER HERE  

RE-SOURCES:

Newspaper Theatre and Theatre of the Oppressed:  mandalaforchange.comcompetendo.net

“In truth the Theatre of the Oppressed has no end, because everything which happens in it must extend into life. … The Theatre of the Oppressed is located precisely on the frontier between fiction and reality – and this border must be crossed.  to make this world a place to live and be happy in – yes, it is possible – rather than just a vast market in which we sell our goods and our souls. Let’s hope. Let’s work for it!”
Augusto Boal, in Games for Actors and Non-Actors (1992), p. 246

Social Presencing Theatre and Theory U: arawanahayashi.comwww.presencing.org

“A new social art form I call Social Presencing Theater that stages media events and productions to connect different communities and their transformational stories by blending social action research, theater, contemplative practices, intentional silence, generative dialogue, and open space.” –Theory U: Leading From the Future as it Emerges,  C. Otto Scharmer, pp 45