Cardboard Citizens hosts a conversation with Sanjoy Ganguly, Artistic Director of Jana Sanskriti in Kolkata, India, investigating how Theatre of the Oppressed can inform a brighter path following the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first conversation in the series will be live on Cardboard Citizens’ Facebook and Youtube at 2pm BST / 1pm UTC on Friday 15 May 2020.
What Now For the Theatre of the Oppressed? Conversations with TO Practitioners will welcome leading global practitioners of Theatre of the Oppressed – Augusto Boal’s methods for combining theatre and activism – and ask them the place each practitioner sees their work and the methodology occupying in the new world we are in and in the future..
The conversations will be hosted by Adrian Jackson , Cardboard Citizens’ Artistic Director and translator of Augusto Boal’s work into English. The practitioners come from all over the globe – including India, Brazil, Senegal, and Israel – offering us fascinating insights into theatre’s role in responding to the crisis.
For theatre practitioners, students, and those interested in using the arts for social change, these conversations will open new, exciting and vital connections between the performing arts and a recovering world.
The series will continue at 2pm BST / 1pm UTC on following Fridays. Watch our social media for more information about upcoming conversations, and subscribe to YouTube or Facebook to hear when we go live.