Forum Theatre training

When 16 November at 9:00am to Friday 17 November at 6:00pm, 2017
Provided by Cardboard Citizens
Description This is a two day Forum Theatre Masterclass for people based in and around Leeds, who want to make real and positive difference to communities using theatre.Through these sessions you will learn how to use Forum Theatre to empower you to use what you learn both in your work with communities and to tell your stories more effectively on wider platforms.This masterclass aimed at people working for agencies, community organisations, or individually as artists or activists working in Leeds. It is run by highly acclaimed theatre company Cardboard Citizens.Cardboard Citizens have been making life-changing theatre with and for homeless people for 25 years. They create great theatre that makes a real and positive difference to our society and those living in its margins and are the UK's leading practitioners of the Theatre of the Oppressed methodology.The lead facilitator on this two day workshop will be Terry O'Leary. She is one of the most experienced Forum Theatre jokers (facilitators) in the world, having been involved with Cardboard Citizens for fourteen years after she first encountered the company whilst living in a hostel in East London. Terry currently leads Cardboard Citizens’ forum theatre workshops with homeless people at the Crisis Skylight centre, and is frequently training and directing at a wide variety of projects. She has recently jokered on their highly acclaimed production of Cathy which toured the UK and appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe.
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Venue Open Source Arts
Unit 1A Aire Place Mills, 143 Kirkstall Rd, LS3 1JL
Learning outcomes Imagining different outcomes to common problems to develop more complete understanding. Creates a sense of empathy between people of different opinion groups. Creating strong learning opportunities about the situation of others. Allows the facilitation of complex issues for easy understanding. All in an imaginative and engaging way.
Suitable for Change-makers, educators, activists, charities, artists.
How to book Book online: Please contact us if you would like to be considered for a bursary.
Cost – Statutory & commercial organisations £300- Individuals & charities £250- Bursaries offered (£125) for individual artists/activists, small unfunded organisations or charities. Please email us ( with your name & a short paragraph about who you are and why you would like to take part in this training to be considered for a discount.