Candia currently works for Peace Child International on behalf of Quaker Peace and Social Witness, as part of their one-year Peaceworker scheme.
She has been working with young people to create pieces of Forum Theatre which they perform to an audience of their peers, and then invite members of the audience on stage to change the outcomes of the play.
Previously Candia was a member of a Theatre of the Oppressed group at Bradford University, running workshops on campus, as well as writing a 15,000 word piece of research on the transformational potential of Theatre of the Oppressed on communities, for a Conflict Resolution BA.
Forum for Change
Join a participatory session on the use of Forum Theatre in Peace Education. Come and play some games, learn about Theatre of the Oppressed and hear how these techniques have been used exploring responses to violence in London schools. Also, learn how you could use some of these techniques yourself!
In this workshop Candia will explain and demonstrate how she has been using the Theatre of the Oppressed, as developed by Brazillian Augusto Boal, and its techniques, particularly that of Forum Theatre, to transform attitudes towards violence of young people in London. Candia will talk about her experiences and involve everyone in games and exercises which they could use themselves. This will showcase a method which can be used in many contexts and get festivalgoers thinking about their own responses to modern life and the world our children and young people are growing up in.