The workshop explores elements of identity using Augusto Boal’s games and Forum Theater. Forum Theater is an interactive theater form that aims at creating a forum for social change and empowerment in communities. The workshop focuses on the basic techniques of Forum Theater while it opens a platform for discussion and exchange. The workshop will also introduce a myriad of Boal’s classic games and exercises which create a playful, open environment that allows the ideas to be released. The participants will create their own Forum Theater scene work which will be facilitated by the workshop instructors.

Liz Erber is a dance artist and educator, with a background in dance, theater and music, who has been living in Berlin since 2008. She was born and raised in the United States. She is a certified Theater of the Oppressed Forum Theater facilitator.

Minna Partanen is a drama educator living and working in Berlin. She is specialized in applied theater and trained under Theater of the Oppressed pioneers in Finland. She’s used Forum Theater in the context of organizational development and innovation research at Lappeenranta University of Technology. She has facilitated numerous Forum Theater performances and workshops at upper secondary schools in Lahti and Helsinki, Finland.

Workshop
  • Wed, June 11 | 10amStudio

Taught by Liz Erber and Minna Partanen

Advance registration is required and space is limited! Please email expatexpoworkshops@etberlin.de to sign up for this workshop!