In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, there was quite a few entertainment options in Downtown Poteau, Oklahoma. The first theater in Poteau was very Shakespearean in type. Called the Air Dome Theater, this was an open air theater that drew in people from miles around.
Augusto Boal’s Forum Theater supplies a platform for interplay between the performers and audiences. The viewer who participates within the Forum Theater is named spect-actor (spectator actor). The spect-actor tries to resolve the issue raised by the actor. If the spectators do not agree with the spect-actor, they ask the spect-actor to modify his/her method. If the spect-actor continues to fail audience expectations, actors resume their performance and a while later one other spect-actor is called to unravel the issue.
Black Box Theater does not have permanent stage and seats for the viewers. Big black containers are used to outline the performing space, and …Read more →