The Theatre of the Oppressed methodology consists of...
... a series of games, exercises and techniques which involve the body, the senses and engage personal experience of participants to create opportunities for critical reflection of our social reality, build dialogue and jointly search for bottom-up solutions to social issues. As an interactive and participatory form of theatre, to create a safe space for people to rehearse their actions and find various opportunities for social transformation which can later be used in real life.
Game playing is one of the core activities of Theatre of the Oppressed. An extensive arsenal of well-crafted and expertly facilitated games allows participants to stretch the limits of their imaginations, demechanize habitual behaviors, develop new responses, and analyze societal structures of power and oppression. Game playing is useful, fun, and builds community!