Augusto Boal

Theatre Director, Writer, & Politician

Augusto Boal was a Brazilian theatre director, writer and politician. He was the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed (TO), a theatrical form originally used in radical popular education movements, where audience members could stop a performance and suggest different actions for the actors, who would then act on the audience suggestions. Audience members became empowered not only to imagine change, but to generate social action.

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