Rehearsal for Life
Rehearsal for Life, adapted from Augusto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed, invites students to practice a range of solutions to the authentic conflicts with which they are struggling. In this theater-based system, we work towards a technique called Forum Theater, in which students use skits, movement, and drama to work through life’s toughest moments.
In this Facilitators Training, you will Develop the Following Skills:
- Creating a safe “container” within the group so that all participants can share ideas openly and authentically.
- Facilitating Forum Theater, including the creation of skits based on authentic life experiences and enabling the audience to step into the skit to practice strategies for solving conflict.
- Using a technique called Image Theater, you will learn how to communicate an idea through a static sculpture, rather than verbal communication. The result can be striking and open pathways for connections among the group.
- Breaking down a conflict into various “slices” of experience. What are the voices and emotions we respond to in a conflict? How do they influence us? For this portion, we will focus on a technique called Rainbow of Desire.