Community Theatre Training Programme

Leading up to Community Theatre Festival 2015

Fee S$600 per pax
(Originally S$4,000)
Registration Complete the application form and email it to josephine@dramabox.org or mail it to Drama Box. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Registration Deadline Fri, 20 June 2014

Calling all theatre practitioners, educators, community workers or anyone who:

  • wants to be part of Drama Box’s inaugural Community Theatre Festival
  • Apply Theatre or Forum Theatre techniques to your work in communities

Modules 1: Understanding Theatre 2: Working in Communities 3: Breaking The Silence (Level 1 & 2)
Dates 5 July 2014

12 July 2014
(2pm - 7pm)

1 Aug 2014
(7pm - 11pm)

2 Aug 2014
(1pm - 10pm)

3 Aug 2014
(1pm - 5pm)

10 - 15 Sept 2014
(9am - 6pm)
Workshop duration 74 hours (Total)
Group Size Max. 10 paxs
Lesson Overview Click here Click here Click here
Language English
Trainer Koh Hui Ling Koh Hui Ling + Lai Shuya Kok Heng Leun
Pre-requisite Shortlisted applicants must attend an interview
Participants must complete all 3 modules

Lesson Overview

Module 1: Understanding Theatre
  • Language of Theatre
  • Theatre / Dramatic Elements
  • Forms of Community Theatre
  • Devising / Improvisation
Module 2: Working in Communities
  • Sharing of Community Theatre / Arts practices overseas
  • How to work in / with communities from a Community / Social Worker’s perspective
  • Adapting to local context & the community of their choice
Module 3: Breaking The Silence (Level 1 & 2)

Level 1
  • 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

Level 2
  • Further exploration into Theatre Games & Image Theatre
  • Learn how to direct & rehearse a Forum Theatre presentation
  • Integration of Pedagogy of the Oppressed into Forum Theatre
  • Introduction to "Jokering" and Actor-Facilitation

Consultation & Mentorship

After attending the training, participants will propose a Forum Theatre/Community Theatre project they would like to present during the festival. From these proposals, 3 to 5 projects will be selected to be developed for showcase during the festival.


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