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Dates: Wed February 10th, Thurs February 11th, Wed February 17th and Thurs February 18th, 2021

The “Joker” is the facilitator responsible for the Forum Theatre process. The person in this role leads participants as the play evolves, becoming the liaison between community “spect-actors” and the characters on stage.

This four-evening workshop, led by award winning Forum Theatre artist Simon Malbogat and Theatre of the Oppressed facilitator Swetha Ranganathan will delve further into this role of the Joker in Forum Theatre presentations, teaching participants how to:

- Develop a Forum Theatre scenario from a universal story of oppression
- Guide audiences in their transformation from spectator to “spect-actors”
- Create a safe space for both performers and audiences while also expecting vulnerability
- Ask questions to elicit audience intervention

While the objectives and learning are directed towards virtual community engagement; key principles and techniques can also be applied to in-person delivery.

This workshop will build on the lessons taught in the “Introduction to Forum Theatre” and “Forum Theatre Creation” workshops held previously, focusing more intensely on the facilitation of the final presentation. Having a working knowledge of Forum Theatre creation from one of these workshops or practical experience is a prerequisite to this workshop.

Artists, educators, and anyone working with community will learn ways to integrate principles of Forum Theatre Joking to Forum Theatre performances or any other community dialogue setting or event.

These workshop sessions will take place completely over Zoom.

Dates:  Wed February 10th, Thurs February 11th, Wed February 17th and Thurs February 18th, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM (ET)
Location:  Online via Zoom
Cost:  $200.00 + HST (-25% CAEA, Student, Underwaged)
Prerequisites:  Due to the content being taught in the workshop, participants are required to have a working knowledge of Forum Theatre creation (from taking one of our introductory workshops, or from your own experience creating Forum Theatre with communities)

Register for both Forum Theatre Creation (January 27th, 28th, February 3rd and 4th) AND Forum Theatre Performance Facilitation and receive a special bundle price of $350.00 + HST for both workshops, as well as a 25% discount for CAEA members, students and those identifying as underwaged.


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