Theatre for Living – David Diamond

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Theatre for Living – David Diamond

Trainings in August and September in Austria/Spain/Germany Register Now!

„I greatly admire the achievements of David Diamond and his Theatre for Living. He is (…) doing extraordinary and groundbreaking work in several fields, (…). For what he has already done, is doing, and certainly will do, David Diamond deserves all our support.“ (Augusto Boal)

August 19 – 24 Level 1 TfL-Training in Innsbruck, Austria
This initial level of training will delve into Group Building, Image Theatre, and Rainbow of Desire. We will also prepare short plays for a non-public Forum Theatre event. http://theatreforliving.com/trainings.htm Language: English (easy to understand, basic knowledge is enough) How much: 450.- € (Subsidies are available for those in need) More information and registration: armin.staffler@spectACT.at

August 27 – 31 Making character-driven theatre in Innsbruck, Austria                                                                                       The transformational power of theatre is not in its good intentions; it is in the theatre’s ability to help us recognize ourselves and the people around us (even those with whom we disagree) at a deep and human level. In order to accomplish this, the theatre must be ‘character driven’ – not ‘issue-driven’. The issues are important but we can only engage when the characters’ actions are believable, that makes believable theatre! This 5-day workshop will investigate concrete tools to help create character-driven plays about social issues, with complex relationships between the characters. Language: English (easy to understand, basic knowledge is enough) How much: 390.- € (Subsidies are available for those in need) More information and registration: armin.staffler@spectACT.at

“David Diamond (…) has created a special form of political theatre called Theatre for Living. (…) The unique feature of [Theatre for Living] is that, instead of producing theatre for communities, it makes theatre with communities. In hundreds of projects and workshops [David Diamond] has used theatre as a means to create political change by empowering communities to use the language of theatre – words, movement, gestures, dance – to tell their stories, open up new channels of communication, and face difficult problems such as racism, gender stereotypes, addiction and violence.” (Fritjof Capra, foreword in David Diamond’s book: “Theatre for Living: The Art and Science of Community-based Dialogue”)

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