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Abhijit Ganguly

Contributing Writer

Kolkata, India

Kaitie Elizabeth

Contributing Artist

Idaho, USA

Ivan R. Lopez

Contributing Artist

Miami, Florida, USA

Michelle Antelo

Contributing Artist

Miami, Florida, USA

April 22, 2015

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“I learned a lot from them in Jana Sanskriti” ~Alvim Cossa


Jana Sanskriti was started as an experiment about 30 years ago by a group of dedicated people who saw it as an effective means of social change. Later, they came into contact with Augusto Boal of Brazil, the father of Theatre of the Oppressed, and Jana Sanskriti - Centre for Theatre of the Oppressed in Kolkata – was born.


Today Jana Sanskriti has more than 30 teams in West Bengal alone, most of whom are agricultural labourers. Their plays range from domestic and political violence, reconstruction of public institutions to resistance against aggressive forms of development. Recently, artists from 15 countries covering almost all the continents came to Kolkata to participate at the Muktadhara VI theatre festiva...

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