Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed in A Virtual Context: Suggestions for a Nigerian Youth Social Media Theatre Strategy

Austin Okeke, Adaoma Igwedibia

Abstract


The study is based on the adaptive tactic of Augusto Boal’s ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’, and it seeks to articulate an innovative dimension of theatre practice which will take into cognizance the psychosocial stance of the average Nigerian youth. The study uses Boal’s ‘forum’ theatre model, which has a commendable technique for adaptability to explore ways in which the potentials of the theatre arts can be adapted to the social media platform in order to create an organized internet-based youth forum theatre environment. Its theoretical framework will be based on the New Media theory and Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytical theory.


Keywords


New Media, Psychosocial, Nigerian Youth, Augusto Boal

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