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	Cast occupying Vancouver council chambers. Photo &copy; David Cooper</p>

Cast occupying Vancouver council chambers. Photo © David Cooper

Practicing Democracy

Created by Vancouver's Headlines Theatre for Living, Practicing Democracy was North America’s first attempt to deploy August Boal’s model of Legislative Forum Theatre. Devised in collaboration with city planners and elected municipal councillors, the objective of this project was to use forum theatre to generate community-based law on issues related to homelessness in the City of Vancouver. We researched the project as a substantial effort to use a particular model of political theatre to generate creative solutions to what is now a familiar aspect of neo-liberal economic policy, namely, cuts to social services and welfare provision. 

 

Links

http://www.headlinestheatre.com/