Sunday, December 04, 2016

"To know and to transform - that is our goal" Augusto Boal


We are an arts company based in Leith, Edinburgh committed to creating exciting new theatre and arts projects with and for communities. We are particularly interested in the work of Augusto Boal and the Theatre of the Oppressed.

A video of our Divided We Fall? event in May 2013.

ACTive INquiry enables grassroots communities to make and use excellent theatre as a catalyst to uncover and challenge injustice.

We believe in a Scotland in which grassroots communities engage with the arts and the democratic process, contribute to change which is both necessary and possible, and build a more just society.

“A fascinating insight into how theatre can be used to influence community activism and promote positive change.” Audience member, SPACE

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Latest news:

Training - We are running two Theatre of the Oppressed training courses before Christmas: Devising Forum Theatre and Rainbow of Desire - an Introduction. Check out our Training Page for more information and to book a place.

Transformation in Faith Workshop - We are excited to offer this workshop in collaboration with World Kitchen in Leith and University of Edinburgh using theatre and food to explore what it means to convert from one religion to another or none? Check out our Current Projects page for more information.

Flashback Drama - Our permanent devising company will be starting up again on 3rd October continuing work on the Leith Moves project exploring the history of Leith Docks. Check out our Flashback page for more information.

The Active Inquiry Podcast - Have a listen and tell us what you think.

Spect-Act - We have recently been awarded funding from Creative Scotland to build a network of Theatre of the Oppressed Companies in Edinburgh over the next 2 years. Read more about this on our Current Projects page.

Blog – The Active Inquiry Blog has now been launched! Check it out on our Blog page and feel free to leave a comment or question.

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