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Professional Young People’s Theatre

By using the techniques of the Theatre of the Oppressed by Augustus Boal, which begins with the principle that theatre, like language, can be appropriate to anybody so long as the methods are passed on to them. It is this teaching role that Theatre of the Oppressed sets out to achieve.

Through a series of exercises, games, techniques and drama forms (of which Forum Theatre is the most commonly used), the aim is to understand social reality, to then be able to change it.

Pukka aims to use Forum Theatre as an empowering tool to understand, develop and actively encourage change in young peoples attitudes, behaviour and examine their aspirations, concerns and needs as well as to look at their contribution to society.

Projects to date have included....

  Anti-Social Behaviour   Bereavement   Binge Drinking   Bullying
  Burglary & Petty Crime   Domestic Abuse   Drug Abuse   Generational Differences
  Living on the Dole   Prejudices   Responsibility   Sexual Health & Personal Hygene
  Teenage Pregnancy   Under Age Sex        

"Theatre is a form of knowledge: it should and can be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it. This is theatre – the art of looking at ourselves.”
Augusto Boal, Theatre of the Oppressed