Oct 5th, 2015
- We did a provocation for G3s to lighten their interest spark of a new unit ‘ Peace and Conflicts ‘
- We were introduced to invisible theatre.
Reflection (I felt)
- I felt hyper in real; my body temperature increased.
- I controlled my breath to indicate my anger.
- I myself had breaks of silence because..
- to non-verbally show my anger
- to give myself a break to straighten my thought
- to conceal that I was baffled.
What complexity I can add?
|Feedback/Comments (Commenter)||Improvement/Ways to grow the performance|
|Jenny trying to provide back ground info. to the audience helped understanding (Tina)|
|Breaks of silence added naturality to the performance (ms Mor)||performer needs to know why they so upset to speak|
|felt it being real; suspension of disbelief worked (Sunhee)|
|like Tina’s role, not knowing what to do (ms. Mor)|
|The conflict level remained at the same level but didn’t peak. (Mrs.Mor, Tina)||I needed more shouting, physical fight (pushing, shoving)
Irene could have poksed Jenny in a nasty way
|Small voice, mumbling (Chris)||Louder, Clearer voice|
|Jenny occasionally showing her back when doing a angry gesture||Shouting, Face the audience!|
|Irene was blocked by the staircase
/audience was to far away from the stairs (Irene)
|Irene(or I) could have gone downstairs to meet the audience to increase the argument|
|open half of eye and ear to know how people will steer the show|
|Hard to keep things progressing in a natural way (Jenny)||repeat 3 or 4 sentences|
|Lots of miscommunication between actors (dayoung)||More rehearsals|
|The improv flew smoothly overall (Ms.Mor)|
|Pet peeve: one teacher was a taking a video of us and students were staring at him. This broke suspension of belief. (Roh)|
|One of the audience said “ I have to go to the library, but I can’t go because they are blocking us”|
– invented by Brazilian artist AUGESTO BOAL
- A significant amount of preparation and rehearsal.
- The form requires actors to remain in character even when the action goes in unexpected and challenging directions.
- Theater of the Oppressed provides tools for people to explore collective struggles, analyze their history and present circumstances, and then experiment with inventing a new future together through theater.
- It promotes Justice and Equality.
What Would You Do?
If you see a person insulting an interracial couple
If you see a woman insulting an Asian person
My Thought (I think, I wonder)
- In my opinion, Invisible theatre is a lie designed to reveal the reality; it serves as a vehicle for raising awareness of the issues that the marginalized suffers.
- Our invisible theatre for G3 was enough to spark their interest in their new unit.
- Why is it not popular in Korea?
- Should actors remain in characters and never reveal the truth even if the audience responds in a “violent” way?
- What kind of trainings is required to prepare for the actual show? Are there trainings designed specifically for invisible theatre performers?