Interested in getting to know theater as a means of promoting social and political change?

Come and join our summer workshop in July!

  • Get to know games and exercises coming from the Theatre of the Oppressed, a method created by the Brazilian theater director and activist Augusto Boal – aimed to facilitate playful and interactive discussions.
  • Help brainstorm relevant social and political issues for an upcoming forum theater play.


Come and join our performance workshop in October!

  • Become part of an English speaking Forum Theater group that rehearses an interactive play (based on ideas coming from the summer workshop) aimed to be performed in schools and organizations in 2024.

You want to get more information or sign up? Write to

The project is free of charge and financed by “Leipzig. Ort der Vielfalt”.
In cooperation with Rote Rübe.

For more detailed information read below or here:

Forum theater is part of the “Theater of the Oppressed” – a method created by the Brazilian theatre director and activist Augusto Boal. It is an interactive discussion tool aimed to discuss possibilities of social and political change. It actively involves the audience on stage – with the power to stop and change the play.

// Summer workshop and trial dates

Trial dates: June 6 and June 27 (5-8pm)

Workshop dates: July 11 (5-8pm), July 14 (3-8pm), July 15 (12-6pm), July 16 (12-6pm) 

Encounters in June and on July 11 will take place in Pöge-Haus Leipzig (Hedwigstr. 20)

All the other encounters will take place in Klinge 22 (Klingenstr. 22)

*** What to expect?

This workshop is an invitation for a playful break during summer time.

You can experience Theater of the Oppressed, its games and exercises. No prior experience is needed. Use your chance to get to know other people aged 16-30 from different origins living in Leipzig and around. In exchange, you are invited to help brainstorm relevant social and political issues for an upcoming forum theater play – we’ll use Image Theater and other interactive discussion techniques to collect ideas that will be transformed into a written script (after the workshop).

// Performance workshop including rehearsals

Workshop dates: October 7-10

There will be rehearsal dates and trial performances in November. Dates will be agreed on with the entire group.

*** What to expect?

Interested in becoming part of an English speaking forum theater group? Come and join the rehearsals for our first forum play. After the performance workshop there will be more regular meetings to work on the details and depth of the performance. There will also be opportunitues to try out and practice interactive discussions through forum theatre.

The group is aimed to continue performing in 2024 addressing a young audience in schools, organizations, etc. Therefore, we will also work on a funding strategy to pay actors and actresses.

// Information and registration

*** You can join the summer workshop OR the performance workshop – or BOTH!
*** You don’t need to be an actor or actress – Theatre of the Oppressed works with non-professionals that want to create playful dialogue on important issues.
*** Participation is free of charge. But there is a limited number of places – so sign up soon! –>

“Diese Maßnahme wird mitfinanziert mit Steuermitteln auf Grundlage des von den Abgeordneten des Sächsischen Landtags beschlossenen Haushaltes”