Empowering the oppressed through participatory theater


Palabras clave:

Comunicación, cambio sociales, teatro participativo


A partir de una revisión bibliográfica, este artículo describe el teatro participativo como medio de empoderamiento de los individuos de la audiencia para dirigir el cambio social. La importancia

del foco en la participación de los oprimidos como medio de organización para el cambio social fue reconocida por académicos y personas dedicadas al teatro, especialmente por el celebrado educador brasileño, Paulo Freire, y el activista de teatro brasileño, Augusto Boal. Aquí se discute el papel del teatro participativo en el proceso de involucrar y educar a las audiencias en lo que comúnmente se denomina estrategia de eduentretenimiento.

Biografía del autor/a

Arvind Singhal, Ohio University, Estados Unidos

Professor and presidential research scholar in the school of communication studies, Ohio university. He is co-author of entertainment-education: a communication strategy for social change (1999) and combating aids: communication strategies in action (2003); and co-editor of entertainment-education and social change: history, research, and practice (2004) and the children of africa confront aids: from vulnerability to possibility (2003).


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Cómo citar

Singhal, A. (2022). Empowering the oppressed through participatory theater. Investigación &Amp; Desarrollo, 12(1), 138–163. Recuperado a partir de https://rcientificas.uninorte.edu.co/index.php/investigacion/article/view/1096



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