Breaking the Silence

Level 1 & 2

Level 1 Level 2
Date 09 - 11 Sep 2013 12 - 14 Sep 2013
Time 9am - 6pm
Venue Goodman Arts Centre
90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053
Trainer Kok Heng Leun
Language English
Course Fee $260 per level
$480 (Level 1 + 2) Save $40
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Registration Deadline Registration closes on 26 Aug 2013

Why attend this workshop?

Attend this workshop if you want to learn to analyse issues that affect you and try out different strategies to deal with them, cultivate self-reflectivity as well as develop an active outlook towards dealing with problems in life.


...you want to learn how you can create a dialogical and transformative experience with your clients, which stimulates interactive learning and allows your clients to become critical thinkers as well as active learners.

Click here for course outline and pre-requiste.

Who should attend this workshop?

  • social/community workers
  • arts educators
  • theatre practitioners
  • anyone who wants to know how to use Forum Theatre techniques in their work


Forum Theatre originated from "Theatre of the Oppressed", established by Brazilian theatre master Augusto Boal.

The most distinct feature of Forum Theatre is that it turns passive spectators to become proactive "spect-actors" by allowing them onstage to replace actors and change the outcome of a play.


Early Bird Discount
$240 per level
$380 (Level 1 +2) Save $100
Deadline by 15 Jul 2013

Students, senior citizens, members of Singapore Drama Educators Association (SDEA) and members of National Council of Social Service (NCSS)
$250 per level
$420 (Level 1 + 2) Save $80
After 15 Jul 2013

Workshop Content/Outline

Level 1 Level 2
  • Introduction to Theatre Games & Image Theatre as part of the arsenal of Theatre of the Oppressed
  • Learn the dramaturgy of a forum theatre
  • Devise an "anti-model"
  • Experience a Forum Theatre Session
  • Further exploration into Theatre Games & Image Theatre as part of the arsenal of Theatre of the Oppressed
  • Learn how to direct and rehearse a Forum Theatre presentation
  • Integration of Pedagogy of the Oppressed into Forum Theatre
  • Introduction to Jokering and Acting-Facilitating


Level 1 Level 2
None Participants must have jokered/directed/acted in a Forum Theatre or have attended level 1

Overseas Applicants

We welcome applicants from any part of the world. Go to YourSingapore website for information on travelling to Singapore. You may also email or call Josephine, tel: (+65) 6324 5434, if you need any logistical advice.

Feedback from past participants

“It's one of the best workshops I've ever attended, EVER.”
“It is very relevant to teaching and learning especially the mode of questioning.”
“It will create a lot of awareness and make us look at society in different ways. Also, forum theatre is a tool of social awareness that can be inculcated into students.”
“The workshop is very useful, especially for those in the social services sector (counselors, psychologists), it helps develop observational skills.”

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