A Tool for Becoming: Intersecting Currere & Theatre of the Oppressed

  • Rachel Radina Miami University
  • Mary Webb Miami University, Withrow High School
  • Genesis Ross Miami University
Keywords: theatre of the oppressed, currere, education, self-reflection


This paper describes our exploration and intersectional use of Currere and Theatre of the Oppressed (TO). The embodiment of Currere through TO techniques taps into different ways of knowing and knowledge production. Intersecting emancipatory frameworks such as Currere and TO aid self-reflection and create a path to examine historical trajectories to better understand past, present, and future decision making. Currere and TO are tools to engage in self-reflection, remembering the past and envisioning a way forward into the future.