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Saturday, August 10 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Forum Theatre Basics and How to Joker

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Forum Theatre is the extraordinary interactive performance form invented by Augusto Boal in the 1970s. It is used to empower those who struggle to be heard, to offer a range of solutions to any specific societal problems and to invite empathy and collaboration from audiences. It’s a thrilling type of improvisation. Members of the audience watch a mini-play or set of scenes and then have the chance to change the outcome of that stage-work through their own intervention. 
This workshop covers the basic scaffolding for running a forum session and teaches the basics of how to joker. The joker is the convenor who mediates between the actors and audience.
Forum work can be used in any context to help the oppressed by examining of an issue from all angles. It is a practical, performance-led creative problem-solving tool.


Victoria Hogg

Vic Hogg is a London-based applied improvisation MA (Goldsmiths College, UoL). She works in various realms, including corporate, socially engaged and plain comedy improvisation. The twin principles of safe space and permission to play create the bedrock of Victoria’s improv pra... Read More →

Saturday August 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
The Wang Center - Room 201