This one-hour performance offers an opportunity to experience the use of Forum Theatre as a means of reflecting practically on ethical challenges in participatory research. The team depicted a scenario based on a real ethical problem faced in community-university partnership research. Members of the ‘audience’ were invited to change places with some of the ‘actors’ to explore different possibilities for action. Forum Theatre is an enjoyable, creatively challenging way to explore complexity and difficulty, used internationally to explore obstacles, dilemmas and oppressions within many different communities/groupings. It is based on ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’ developed by Brazilian director, Augusto Boal (1931-2009), which challenges people to become powerful and active participants in relation to issues that matter to them.
1 hour long