The fifth 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 14 July 2021. 

Aryan Rezai is a playwright and theatre director. He has been worked on Theatre of the Oppressed for 13 years. Some of his activities include establishment of the first theater center for the oppressed in the municipality of Tehran and writing a book of dialogue with people, and the performance of dozens of interactive plays based on Augusto Boal’s methods. Find out more at: 

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 14 July 2021