Masterclass with special guest Chen Alon: The Polarised Theatre of the Oppressed
25 & 26 January 2014 - 10am to 6pm
A talk with Chen Alon will be held at 7.30pm on Friday 24th January, a ticket for this is included in the course fee.
“I began to realise that in the de-humanising of the other, you begin to de-humanise yourself.” Chen Alon
Chen Alon is the Co-founder of Combatants for Peace, a movement started jointly by Palestinians and Israelis who had taken an active part in the cycle of violence. Its purpose is to educate towards reconciliation and non-violent struggle in both societies. Chen is a theatre director, facilitator and lecturer at Tel Aviv University. He served for four years in the Israeli army and then for 11 years as an operations officer in the reserves. Later, he became a “refusnik” and as a result served time in jail.
Join us at Cardboard Citizens for Chen’s masterclass which will focus on the dynamics of polarised communities, the “real” and the “imagined”. Chen will use techniques from Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed to give participants an insight into working with fractured communities.
The masterclass will explore the methods of the Polarised Theatre of the Oppressed, investigating theatre’s integral role in understanding the intense relationships between polarised communities and the personal “Rainbow Identities” which can encourage transformation on conflicting sides.
This is a remarkable example of how Theatre of the Oppressed has been adapted to work in a particular situation, which has many possible applications in other contexts.
Who is it for?
For people already familiar with the Theatre of the Oppressed, and/or facilitators from other disciplines such as social & political activism, conflict resolution and community building.
You can then secure your place by paying a £100 deposit by cheque or via a electronic payment invoice.
Please email Stuart or telephone 020 7377 8948