Faculty Publications

Title

Forum theatre for bystanders: A new model for gender violence prevention

Document Type

Article

Keywords

bystander, Forum Theatre, gender violence, peer theatre, performance studies, violence prevention

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Violence Against Women

Volume

17

Issue

8

First Page

990

Last Page

1013

Abstract

This article introduces the "Forum Theatre for Bystanders" (FTB) approach to gender violence prevention as practiced by social change groups at several midwestern universities in the United States. Largely informed by Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed and contemporary research on bystander theory, the Forum Theatre for Bystanders model offers a community-based approach that increases bystander responsibility and reduces victim blaming. The authors describe this model in detail and offer examples from their work to demonstrate its usefulness and efficacy. © The Author(s) 2011.

Original Publication Date

8-1-2011

DOI of published version

10.1177/1077801211417152

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