Theatre of the Oppressed

A Rehearsal for the Revolution!

Given the ongoing ramifications of Covid-19 we have made the challenging yet necessary decision to cancel our June/ July Theatre of the Oppressed course. We look forward to sharing this work with you at a later stage. To stay up to date, make sure you sign up to our Mailing List and connect with us on social media.

“…more than a course about performance, it is a course that teaches people about the art of living and responding to the world as a creative being.”
Paul Bishop

Theatre of the Oppressed is a powerful tool for people who want to effect change in their own lives and in their communities.

Delivered over five days this intensive includes fun, energetic, practical group exercises and forms (including Image Theatre, Forum Theatre, and Cop in the Head); plus opportunities to ‘be a joker’ and participate in discussions on TO history, philosophy, and pedagogy.

The workshop is led by QSE Artistic Director Dr Rob Pensalfini, who is an experienced Joker (Theatre of the Oppressed facilitator). He has utilised this work with teachers’ organisations, primary and secondary schools, universities, community organisations, and in prisons in both Australia and the USA. Rob has trained with leading Theatre of the Oppressed practitioners from around the world, including Brent Blair, Julian Boal, and Barbara Santos. Together, Rob and Brent pioneered the renowned Shakespeare Prison Project in 2006, Australia’s first Prison Shakespeare initiative.

This course is for participants 18yrs and over. QSE reserves the right to cancel all or part of this training if it determines that there are insufficient participants for the training to proceed. If this happens, participants will be entitled to a refund for any cancelled portion of the course.