Forum Theater

At Guild Hall

Guild Hall’s JDT Lab will present “Theatre of the Oppressed: An Introduction to Forum Theatre,” live, interactive, and free, on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Graduate students in applied theater from the City University of New York’s School of Professional Studies, along with Kasia Klimiuk, the lead artist, will stage a piece on social and human rights issues. After the performance, audience members can act out the changes they want to see in the world.

Forum theater was created by Augusto Boal, a Brazilian artist and activist, as part of what he calls his “Theatre of the Oppressed.” Often described as a rehearsal for revolution, it typically portrays scenes of oppression in relation to which the audience can have a dialogue with other spectators and actors.

Ms. Klimiuk, who lives in Hampton Bays, is an actress, dancer, director, choreographer, and co-founder of Our Fabulous Variety Show, which is in residence at Guild Hall through Sunday.