Mon June 26 – Fri June 30
9:00am – 5:00pm
$395 (early bird*)/ $415
Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) was established in the early 1970s by director/political activist Augusto Boal, for people engaged in the struggle for liberation – both against external/societal oppressors and inside their own minds. It seeks to be a “rehearsal for the revolution” for people who want to effect change in their own lives and those of 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.
This intensive 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.
HOW TO BOOK:
Complete this Training Registration Form
The purchase your ticket here
Please note this course is for participants 18yrs and over.
“…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, 2009
MEET THE FACILITATOR
“Rob’s greatest strength is his willingness to be vulnerable despite his depth of knowledge and that he has lead the course many times before. He brings all of himself to the course.”
In 2023 we will be offering Training Scholarships for the following courses: Speaking Shakespeare In Your Own Voice, Linklater Voice Training, Theatre of the Oppressed. Please check back soon for more info.
QSE reserves the right to cancel all or part of a course if it determines that there are insufficient participants for the training to proceed or if unforeseen circumstances arise. If this happens, participants will be entitled to a refund for any cancelled portion of the course. We accept no liability for any other costs. Before booking flights or accommodation to attend a QSE course, please contact us to confirm your course will go ahead as planned.
Bookings are confirmed upon receipt of course fees. Cancellations received more than 1 week (7 days) from the commencement of the course will incur a 20% cancellation fee alternatively you may request a credit note for the full fee amount.
Once a course has commenced, no refund is possible. Please note that should you need to stay home due to displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, a partial refund or transfer of bookings to an alternate training program will be available upon receipt of a doctor’s certificate.
Substitutions of participants can be made prior to course commencement by notifying QSE via email or phone call, provided participants are eligible for the course.
QSE is an affiliate of the Companion Card program. If you have a Companion or Carer whom you would like present at our workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make use of the program when booking tickets.
*paid in full 2 weeks prior to the course commencing