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Invisible Theatre Manual

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It includes detailed information and guidelines on how to work with invisible theatre, as well as a curriculum of 41 activities explained in details to be used in the preparation process.

Aims of the tool

The aim of this manual is:
-To contribute to a more serious, responsible and profound attitudes towards working with Invisible Theatre.
-To equip and prepare Invisible Theatre actors more holistically.

Description of the tool

In this manual we have gathered an almost complete package, to support actors in working with this method. At the same time, very important, this is not a manual for beginners in Theatre of the Oppressed field.
Invisible Theatre is the wickedest of all Theatre of the Oppressed methods; it requires competencies which need to be developed first in other type of methods, and, hopefully, any interested potential practitioner will seriously reflect before working with this method.

This manual includes very useful information, which, on one side, could be informative for any curious person, but also very helpful and practical for anybody interested to actually practice this method.
-Clear explanations on what the aim is, and overview of this method;
-Concrete examples from our practice and other colleagues in the field;
-Practical guidelines and steps to follow in the process of preparing and implementing Invisible Theatre;
-Ideas and suggestions for handling risks associated with this method;
-Concrete tools for assessing the impact and evaluation of Invisible Theatre results;
-A view on some of the dilemmas triggered by this method;
-A curriculum of exercises, to be used for preparing the actors;

Any person who wishes to use this manual is invited to do it wisely, responsibly and with lots of care for the people involved in the process (actors and non-actors).

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Tool overview

Invisible Theatre Manual

This tool is for

Theatre of the Oppressed Practitioners

and addresses

Anti-Racism, Conflict Management, Gender issues, Youth Participation, Religion

It is recommended for use in:

Training and Networking
Capacity Building

Behind the tool

The tool was created by

Andreea-Loredana Tudorache

in the context of

This material was created as a dissemination publication in “You Are the Engine of Change” project (funded with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, through Key Action 2 – Capacity Building in the Field of Youth) The opinions expre

The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Andreea-Loredana Tudorache (on 21 December 2019)

and last modified

29 October 2019

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