Sunday, October 3, 2010

Masks and Boal's "Joker System"

Why do we wear masks? What happens when the masks we wear don't come off because they've fused to our identity? And how do we navigate our masks in the intimacy of romantic relationships?

Dr. Shekhar Seshadri facilitated this one-day workshop based on Augusto Boal's "Joker System". In the workshop we developed our performance through the following seven steps: Dedication, Explanation, Scene, Episode, Interview, Commentary, Exhortation.

The result was the performance you see pictured here, staged at Centre for Film and Drama in Bangalore. Thanks to Toto Funds the Arts for organizing the workshop and performance.

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