Friday, August 28, 2015

"To know and to transform - that is our goal" Augusto Boal


We are an arts company based in Leith, Edinburgh committed to creating exciting new theatre and arts projects with and for communities. We are particularly interested in the work of Augusto Boal and the Theatre of the Oppressed.

A video of our Divided We Fall? event in May 2013.

ACTive INquiry enables grassroots communities to make and use excellent theatre as a catalyst to uncover and challenge injustice.

We believe in a Scotland in which grassroots communities engage with the arts and the democratic process, contribute to change which is both necessary and possible, and build a more just society.

“A fascinating insight into how theatre can be used to influence community activism and promote positive change.” Audience member, SPACE

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Latest news:

Funding announced - We have recently been awarded funding from Creative Scotland to build a network of Theatre of the Oppressed Companies in Edinburgh over the next 2 years. Read more on our blog.

Training - We will be running more Theatre of the Oppressed training courses in the autumn. Please keep checking our Training Page for more information.

Flashback Drama - Our new play Persevere received rave reviews when it was performed in May. We will be presenting it as part of the Leith Festival on 20th June and the Forest Fringe on the 12th and 13th August. Check out our Flashback page for more information.

Resilience - We will be performing our latest piece of Forum Theatre as part of the Just Festival on 22nd and 23rd August and at WHALE Arts Centre on 24th August. Check out our Current Projects page for more information.

Blog – The Active Inquiry Blog has now been launched! Check it out on our Blog page and feel free to leave a comment or question.

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