The fourth conversation in our second series of What Now for the Theatre of the Oppressed conversations will be live on Cardboard Citizens’ Facebook and Youtube at 6pm BST / 5pm UTC on Wednesday 30 June 2021. 

Alvim Cossa, born on 11 October 1968, graduated in Sciences of Religion, actor, General Coordinator and founder of the Theater of the Oppressed Center (CTO-Maputo). He studied Theater of the Oppressed in Brazil, having as mentor and main teacher the Teatrologist Augusto Boal. He is President of RETEC-Rede Moçambicana de Teatro Comunitário and President of the Board of Directors of AMOTE-Associação Moçambicana de Teatro, he is a writer and declaimer of Tsonga poetry. 

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 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 Colombia, Mozambique, Guatemala and Jerusalem – offering us fascinating insights into theatre’s role in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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 6pm BST / 5pm UTC fortnightly on Wednesdays. Watch our social media for more information about upcoming conversations, and subscribe to YouTube or Facebook to hear when we go live.

Dates and Times

Wednesday 30 June 2021