Applied Theatre in Action
4 Day course 126th - 29th July 2017
Course Cost £250

(discounts available for unemployed & full time students)
Location: Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, UK

We will look at what Applied Theatre is, how it is used and how projects are set up. We will develop an advanced understanding of the ways in which drama and theatre can be used to build dialogue with groups in the wider community and among students. Participants will develop an informed awareness of the issues involved in applied theatre and Theatre of the Oppressed and an appreciation of what it means to be responsive in this context, as well as gaining a critical awareness of the skills necessary for effective facilitation in the field of applied drama. The principles of Augusto Boal and Theatre of the Oppressed will be used. These will be practical workshops on devising, adapting and creating narrative structures. We will look at how performance work is created from true stories and participants will have the opportunity to develop a project concept. 
(No previous experience is necessary.)

For a booking form please email us. Limited places available

Our January Sale is starting early: 

  1. Purchase a copy of Applied Theatre in Action: a journey & The Collection for just £20 plus p&p. A saving of £10. Available for a limited period.
  2. Get the boxset of Time to Tell (all 13 episodes with English subtitles) for £30 plus p&p. A saving of £20. Available for a limited period.

Contact us HERE if you would like to make a purchase.

January will also see a public performance of Blue Monday (dates TBC)

January 2017 will see the return of 'Til Death do us Part with performances in the UK and France

Behind the Label was an unparalleled success. To read more about it see here

UK July course dates to follow soon

UK Applied Theatre/Theatre of the Oppressed courses are held twice a year in January and July. January dates to be announced shortly.

Singapore Theatre of the Oppressed courses took place on 13 and 14 October (Theatre of the Oppressed for the classroom) and 22-23 October (Rainbow of Desire). Well done to all those who took part. If you were one of the participants, we would welcome your comments and feedback here.

So far in 2016 TVO has carried out training in the UK, South America, Singapore, Philippines, Azerbaijan and France.

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'SOLD' On Tour - Behind The Scenes with the Cast

Part 1 - Jason Camilleri

Part 2 - Andrea, Shakira & Zoe

Part 3 - Shireen

Part 4 - Marcus

Jennifer's new book 'A Collection of Plays' - all plays that were written using theatre of the Oppressed methods - was launched in South America in February./ El nuevo libro de Jennifer 'Una Colección de Obras' - todos las obras qfueron escrito utilizando los métodos de Teatro del Oprimido - era lanzado en Sudamérica en Febrero.
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Applied Theatre in Action: a journey
A New Book by Jennifer S Hartley
Foreword by Edward Bond
See it here...