ALâ, the participatory theatre, arts and education organisation, which uses Theatre of the Oppressed methodologies, is now running a number of ‘Introduction to Forum Theatre’ workshops nationwide.
In each case, they wish to develop and run the course in conjunction with an organization in the area where the workshops will held. This does not just include drama groups but community, social and environmental groups. ALâ is currently seeking organisations in the Galway area to collaborate on such workshops.
The overall objective is to demonstrate how Forum Theatre can be used to create awareness of issues of importance. ALâ also hopes to build a network of practitioners and provide further support and training opportunities with trainers like Julian Boal next year.
ALâ runs Theatre of the Oppressed Forum Theatre projects in conjunction with many social, community and environmental organizations. Its overall objective is to help these organizations develop their own independent projects. To achieve this, ALâ has been running Theatre of the Oppressed facilitation skills training courses over the past four years using the best available facilitators in Europe including Annette Tierney, Adrian Jackson (London), Gavin Crichton (Edinburgh) and Julian Boal (Paris and Brazil).
ALâ was founded in 2004. It is a fully inclusive personal social and community development organization, catering for adults of all abilities, nationalities and ethnic groups, which mainly use Theatre of the Oppressed methodologies as developmental tools. It is a not for profit organization, run by participants, with Charitable Status.
For more information on ALâ’s Forum Theatre projects, visit ala-ct.ie or call 086-8461270.