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Fri, Nov 04


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Workshop | Theatre of the Oppressed

A chance to join a group of researchers and artists to experiment with methods from Augusto Boal's original work.

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Workshop | Theatre of the Oppressed
Workshop | Theatre of the Oppressed

Time & Location

Nov 04, 2022, 2:00 PM – Nov 05, 2022, 6:00 PM

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden, 10117 Berlin, Germany


About the event

This workshop is being held by Till Baumann and will explore different methods and ideas from Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed to stimulate critical, reflexive and productive engagement with socio-environment challenges. It will be held on Friday November 4th from 14:00-18:00 and Saturday November 5th from 10:00-18:00 within the HU Main building (Unter den Linden 6) and be held in English.

At the workshops, participants can experiment with tools and methods from the Theatre of the Oppressed at the interface of science, everyday experience and play. Of course, all will be focused on water. The goal is to potentially form a group of actors, collaborators and organisers who can create a performance inspired by the Theatre of the Oppressed which can operate in very different contexts - from schools in Marzahn to migrant associations in Moabit  The workshops will close with a phase of evaluation and reflection to develop the next steps and second part of the workshop. The second phase of workshops will take place Febuary 3-4, 2023 (please note, that continued participation is desired)    

If you are interested in taking part or have any further questions, please get in touch with Pauline Münch ( or RSVP through this site. 


Since 2000, Till Baumann has been working with Theatre of the Oppressed  in Europe and Latin America, in schools, youth centres, prisons and  theatres. He first became familiar with Augusto Boal's theatre  methodology at the Centro de Teatro do Oprimido in Rio de Janeiro at the  end of the 1990s. He edited and translated Augusto Boal's Games for  Actors and Non-Actors into German, is part of KURINGA - Space for Theatre of the Oppressed and of Paulo Freire Institut Berlin as well as  of the team of Kreativ im Konflikt. He also works as a coach with  artistic and solution focused methodology, and is a musician and sound  artist. Till Baumann has a background in Pedagogy, Latin American Studies  and Political Sciences.

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