with Fernhill House Museum, Ballymacarrett Arts & Cultural Society, Prisoners Aid in East Belfast, An Cultúrlann and Phoenix Drama Society.

An extraordinary day in the life of the Brazilian theatre director, writer and political activist as he is taken on a whirlwind tour sampling Belfast life with all its contradictions, humour, and political diatribe spiced with Augusto's own story.

Augusto Boal is the founding father of Theatre of the Oppressed. In 1971 he was arrested at the Arena Theatre and imprisoned for working in opposition to the military regime in Brazil. After his release he exiled himself to Argentina where he resided until 1976. His efforts to transform theatre influenced artists and organisations for social change around the world. His techniques are enthusiastically followed by a number of community drama groups in Belfast.
(35 minutes)

Plus an exclusive interview with Augusto Boal on the theory of theatre in a community context by Tom Magill. Full transcription of Augusto Boal interview available at
(40 minutes)

In Memory of our friend Augusto Boal 1931-2009

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