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Event #1083

Conflict theatre: Rehearsing courage, enacting confidence


Monday, June 3, 2019

10:30 - 12:00
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AMS Nest - NEST 2306
Career Corner
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“I could never apply for that kind of job. No one would be interested in my experience. I don’t have any relevant skills.”

If this self-talk sounds familiar, consider joining us for this unique, interactive session designed to help challenge limiting self-perceptions. UBC faculty member Tom Scholte will lead participants through an embodied and interactive process to help you move away from moments when internalized voices of judgement or self-criticism prevent you from following the curiosity and desire of your authentic self. 

About the approach

Conflict Theatre uses forum theatre techniques established by Brazilian activist Augusto Boal (Theatre of the Oppressed), developed by Vancouver’s David Diamond (Theatre for Living). Forum theatre is a type of performance that arises from the life of a community and it can be used as a tool to engage with difficult situations. In forum theatre, a play is created by community members during intensive workshops, and performed by them, not professional actors. The play tells a story based on real events. During a performance, the play is presented to an audience, who is then welcomed to intervene in the scenes to explore how the story might play out differently. Through this interactive process, forum theatre provides a unique opportunity to rehearse courage and apply new strategies to real problems.

  • Tom Scholte, Conflict Theatre Facilitator and Professor, Department of Theatre, UBC