[Event]INVITATION: Umhlaba Ushushu (The Earth is Getting Hot) – 26 January 2019

An entertaining theatre show that brings to life some of the problems communities face when ‘foreign’ solutions are applied to their problems.
*INVITATION: Umhlaba Ushushu * *(The Earth is Getting Hot)*
Join us for an entertaining theatre show that brings to life some of the problems communities face when ‘foreign’ solutions are brought in to supposedly solve environmental and social challenges.
And then step into the show and share your wisdom about what should have happened instead – be it through the voice of the expert scientist, the sell out activist, or the ironic and endearing gogo.
There will be two performances, as follows:
*Saturday 26th January, 11am* *M* *agnet Theatre * Unit 1, The Old Match Factory Corner St Michaels and Lower Main Roads Observatory Google Map
*Saturday 26th January, 3pm* *Black Box Theatre* Delft Rent office 601 Delft Main Road Delft South Google Map
*About FORUM Theatre:*
Forum Theatre is a type of interactive theatre created by the innovative and influential Brazilian practitioner Augusto Boal as part of what he calls his “Theatre of the Oppressed “, under the influence of his colleague and friend the radical pedagogue Paolo Freire, whose book *Pedagogy of the Oppressed* provided the inspiration (and title). Boal created *Forum Theatre* as a forum for teaching people how to change their world by allowing them to focus on and solve their own social and political problems in a theatrical setting.
Basically it consists of play or scene, usually indicating some kind of oppression, which is shown twice. During the replay, any member of the audience (what Boal terms a “spect-actor “) is allowed to shout “Stop!”, step forward and take the place of one of the oppressed characters, showing how they could change the situation to enable a different outcome.
Several alternatives may be explored by different spect-actors. The other actors remain in character, improvising their responses. A facilitator (Joker) is necessary to enable communication between the players and the audience.
*For more information, send an email to* lucia.scodanibbio@uct.ac.za January 2019 26
*The African Climate & Development Initiative (ACDI) is the University of Cape Town’s collective response to the challenge of climate change in the context of sustainable development in Africa.*
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