The Theater of the Oppressed arises as a response to the urgency of constructing forms of theatrical representation that do not judge the oppressed for the oppressions they face and, at the same time, overcome the individualism. It is a methodology available to all those committed to overcoming patriarchy. The Theater of the Oppressed promotes the aesthetic investigation of injustices directly linked to the intersection between gender, race and class. The specific proposal of this methodology is an aesthetic and political investigation, which seeks to reveal the social structure that determines the reproduction of oppressions, in the staging and in the dialogue with the public.
This project, which will be carried out through this methodology, consists of a series of transnational meetings (Berlin, Barcelona, Ljubljana) that will make it possible to consolidate the European network of Theater of the Oppressed, in particular the network of Ma(g)dalena movement.
The main objective is to strengthen at the European level, a systematized and networked working method, based on the aesthetics of the oppressed, which allows improving the competences of the curingas in youth work and the strengthening of the methodology applied as a tool for prevention of violence in various fields.Finally, the systematization, internal work and creation of results begins and the closing with a Magdalenas Laboratory for the local community. With all this, it is expected to articulate the current fabric of multipliers (curingas), as a regular space for the exchange of good practices and collective and creative resources, to obtain an analysis of the structural mechanisms that support the patriarchy, to seek alternatives for action and promotion of gender equality. Another desired result is to train and replicate the methodology in different groups of young people, who acquire practical tools in violence prevention. We hope to multiply the methodology, generating new Theater of the Oppressed groups that expand the network, and guarantee its continuity and sustainability.
The impact will occur at the level of the network, with its strengthening and articulation through its consolidation and the qualification of the people, groups and organizations associated with the project. In addition to the establishment of strategic alliances between the training and artistic work of the project, with organizations and institutions that have social and political impact at the local, national and international levels to consolidate the exchange and dissemination of experience. We will also find this impact among young people, due to the contribution to their training in innovative and sociocultural methods, which allows them to develop tools for their autonomy and role as training referents and curingas to multiply the method.