B03 - 'THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED' FACILITATION SKILLS COURSE

Provider: ALÃ (Participatory theatre)

Address: 83 Castle Park, Ballybane, Galway

Web: http://ala-ct.ie/

Contact: Project Director

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Email: to.galway@gmail.com

Telephone: Tel 091 492852

Category B : Certificate (NFQ 5 level) courses
Objectives

This course will introduce participants to the world renowned drama facilitation methods created by Augusto Boal known as Theatre of the Oppressed (TO). It will provide participants with a thorough grounding of TO drama facilitation techniques for practical use in group work situations. Through the use of stimulating games, exercises and other drama techniques, the course will explore group dynamics, effective communication and the idea of the reflective practitioner.

Content

Specific learning outcomes are in 4 units.
Unit 1: Interpretation
Unit 2: Movement
Unit 3: Voice
Unit 4: Collaboration

Target Group

1. Learners who want to gain an in depth understanding of Theatre Performance.
2. Learners who have already taken up a position in a theatre/production company.
3. Good English language, literacy and computer skills.
5. Well motivated, team player, with good interpersonal and communication skills.
6. Good time-keeping, attendance and commitment.
8. Learners who feel they have experience but who do not possess an appropriate qualification.

Entry Requirement

Previous facilitation or group work experience would be an advantage. Prior drama experience is not essential.

Selection Procedure

All applicants should be interviewed against Target Learner Profile. Recognition of pior larning will be considered.  General education: Leaving Certificate (with relevant direct experience) or higher.

Qualification
FETAC Level 5 - E20019 Theatre Performance
Assessment
The course is highly participative and practical in nature. Assessment will be ongoing throughout the duration of the course. Both didactic and inductive methods are used.
Accreditation
All assessment is carried out in accordance with FETAC regulations.
Background

ALâ is a personal, social and community development organization. It uses theatre arts and education as developmental tools.

Dates / Availability
Contact Ala for details of upcoming courses. Classes run on Friday evenings and on Saturdays and Sundays. There are 72 hours tuition plus learning journal and assessments.
Location
Aras na Mac Leinn, NUI Galway
Region
Connacht
Application
Return completed forms by post or email.
Cost
The course fee is usually €400.