Of Roots & Racism

Of Roots & Racism

This is a popular theatre presentation created and performed by immigrant women which helps raise awareness about the subject of racism and which challenges the audience to find solutions to this problem. This play used theatre forum and discussion theatre techniques to create awareness of different aspects of racism. Actors from Japan, Chile, South Africa and the Philippines participated in it. (1995)

The presentation consisted of two parts:

1 Discussion theatre:
A play that shows different aspects of racism is performed and after each scene members of the audience are asked to express their thoughts and feelings, and to discuss the best possible solutions to the problems presented.

2 Forum-theatre:
Following the performance of the play, a scene of discrimination in the work place is presented. The audience is then invited on stage to suggest and enact solutions to the oppression presented.

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