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Resource: Games for Actors and Non-Actors

Brazilian theater-man and activist Augusto Boal, founder of the Theater of the Oppressed, developed a methodological toolbox consisting of simple or more sophisticated “Games for Actors and Non-Actors”.

  • Largely used as trust-building and team-building exercises among theater troupes, the games are also aimed at increasing collective awareness, sensory and spatial awareness, and improvisational skills. Highly inspirational for physical games design.

  • Also, devoted in the political uses of theater, A.Boal includes several exercises for bringing theatrical plays in public, and proposes methods for including audiences in the performative act. Very useful for socially-engaged, community based, and interventional design.


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  • animate it: a picture, a video, an interview
  • maybe: two different topics: Theatre of the Oppressed (as a concept) & Resource: (games for…)