Augusto Boal's Theatre of the oppressed: democatising art for social transformation

Victoria Jupp Kina (Lead / Corresponding author), Kelly Cristina Fernandes (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Augusto Boal (1931–2009) was a Brazilian director, playwright and theorist who created Theatre of the oppressed, a methodology for social change that is now practised across the world. This article aims to provide a brief introduction to the key principles underpinning Boal’s work and an initial exploration of the potential ways in which Theatre of the oppressed can contribute to critical and radical social work practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-252
Number of pages12
JournalCritical and Radical Social Work
Issue number2
Early online date25 May 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2017


  • applied theatre
  • arts
  • activism
  • social change
  • oppression

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