Applied Theatre in Action
4 Day course 26th - 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 contact us. Limited places available

Every year TVO carries out workshops internationally offering training and workshops in a number of areas:

  • Applied Theatre practice & methodology
  • An Applied theatre approach to acting, devising and directing
  • Theatre of the Oppressed - all areas including:
    • Forum Theatre
    • Image Theatre
    • Newspaper Theatre
    • Rainbow of Desire / Cop in the head
    • Game theory
    • An acting approach
  • Body Language
  • Applied Film
  • Leadership Traits
  • An Applied Theatre approach to Domestic Abuse

Various courses are run each year in the UK, France and Singapore. TVO also provide courses on request. Please contact us for more information and costings.


Comments from Participants

"A course that ends with performance and a plan of how to do it in your own situation is ideal for me and a real sense of achievement."

"It really helped me deal with a pressing issue that I could not get out of my mind. Lovely group of people. Intense 4 days. But worth it and it continues working afterwards."

"Invaluable for anyone seeking greater self-knowledge, the potential for positive change through the techniques and Jennifer’s guidance is incredible."

"Don't fear. Find the time. Give yourself a gift. It's worth it."

"A fantastic course that changes lives!"

"Brilliant. Addictive. Challenging. I would do it all over again!"

"It more than met my expectations, I liked the creative techniques and the opportunity to do some intense group work, I haven’t done this type of thing for years."

"There is something remarkable about this course that challenges the performer and the individual. I find the process enriching, as I am always pleasantly surprised at the quality of performances that are developed in a short intensive period. This is testament to the facilitation and the support that the participants offer each other. The performance element at the end is one of the most satisfying performance experiences."

"I think the process is both fascinating and deeply soul searching. I have had some deeply profound moments on these courses and especially Rainbow of Desire, which seems to evoke all sorts of emotions and memories. I am really grateful for the support of the group during this time as I certainly felt I went through an intense personal journey. I have worked from time to time with students on performing arts and drama courses and I would, and have, recommend that they spend some time and hard earned cash on these types of courses as the learning curve is steep and the potential creative payback very high."