Jana Sanskriti is internationally recognised as the most iconic post-Boalian Theatre of the Oppressed operation in the world today.
This fully illustrated book by the Bengali company's founder and artistic director Sanjoy Ganguly, edited by Ralph Yarrow, collects and explains their programme of workshop exercises, placing them in the context of their social and activist work. A set of interviews with Ganguly complements these practical sequences, drawing in topics such as the role of the joker, the nature of development, participation and agency, aesthetics as transformation, and Theatre of the Oppressed in the context of a market economy.
Foreword Eugène van Erven Preface Ralph Yarrow
PART 1: Workshops Sanjoy Ganguly
Developing Boal’s Games into Social Metaphors
Index of Exercises
PART 2: Interviews with Sanjoy Ganguly and short essays
as an Art of Creating Connection Coda: Sanjoy Ganguly: ‘Aesthetics as Transformation’ Postscript: Sanjoy Ganguly: A critical space: Forum, Jokering and the problem of sympathy Letters from Augusto Boal and Sanjoy Ganguly