Resisting Neo-colonialism in Participatory Theatre
Keywords:Participatory theatre, neo-colonial, charity sector, asylum-seekers
As a theatre-maker who tells stories about migration, I use participatory theatre tools to work with communities of asylum-seekers, forced migrants, and others who have been displaced from their homes. Yet in my work volunteering with organisations across the Global North, I have observed a number of artistic interventions that replicate systems of oppression within their community-based work. In this article, I reflect on a workshop series in which an organization’s neo-colonial framework obscured the aim to empower newly arrived refugee women.
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