Theatre of the Oppressed: High schools awarenessraising project

TitleTheatre of the Oppressed: High schools awarenessraising project
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsMichieletto F, Miotto L
JournalInterdisciplinary Journal of Family Studies
Date Published12/2012
PublisherPadova University Press
Place PublishedPadova, IT
ISSN Number2282-2011
Keywordsgender stereotypes, improvisation theatre, psychological violence, Schools, Theatre of the Oppressed


The Anti Violence Centre of Venice has been operating inside the
Woman’s Centre since 1994,and it’s aim is to promote actions of opposition to
violence against women. In 2009, the Centre opened a new type of service that
provides information and education to the new generations, promotes increased
awareness about women's issues and provides the capability to prevent them. The
project addressed to High School students offers two workshops: “Invisible
wounds” that explores psychological, economical and social violence against
women using Theatre of the Oppressed and the second workshop,” Men and
Women in front of the mirror” aims to develop an analysis of gender stereotypes,
using the methodology of Improvisation theatre.