Forum Theatre Solutions

Other theatre techniques which are useful in a business-training environment include Forum theatre techniques and Interactive Training Workshops. Both techniques provide excellent models for creative training and can be utilized in a variety of ways to suit your particular needs and MBA courses.

… all human beings are actors (they act!) and Spectators (they observe) Augusto Boal – Theatre of the Oppressed, 1993.

 

Developed by Brazilian theatre pioneer, Augusto Boal in the 1970’s, Forum theatre is a unique form of interactive theatre where the audience play a vital part in identifying the issues or problems faced by the central character in a scenario.

in short, the actors play out a scenario once and then the audience or ‘spec-actors’ are invited to stop the action, re-direct or take the place of the central character. The actors then replay the scenario with these new ideas / influences and the ‘spec-actors’ are able to ascertain whether the new strategies employed are effective.

Ideal for training, this unique and memorable experience will enable your clients to identify and rectify issues that may be affecting them in the workplace. Such an experience will provide your clients with a valuable insight into how the use of spoken language and body language can affect modes of communication in both positive and negative ways.

Such a Forum theatre model can be customized to suit your individual needs.

Please contact us for further information about our Forum Theatre Solutions.