The second 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 2 June 2021. 

Lorena Roffé – Curinga, actress, co-founder of Metoca (Multiplication and Exploration of TO in Central America) and methodological reference for the Magdalena International Network.

Since 2010, she has led TO projects in Guatemala and Central America with various groups: indigenous, migrants, people with HIV and people with disabilities. General coordinator of the continental project of the Magdalena Laboratory for women with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean, with action in 11 countries. Co-translator of the book “Feminist Theater of the Oppressed” by Bárbara Santos into Spanish. 

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 2 June 2021