“Forum Theatre” was the key concept stemmed from the “Theatre of the Oppressed”, a type of theatre created by the innovative and influential Brazilian Augusto Boal. Boal created Forum theatre as a forum for teaching people how to change their world. In this process the actors or audience members could stop a performance, often a short scene in which a character was being oppressed in some way. The audience would suggest different actions for the actors to carry out on-stage in an attempt to change the outcome of what they were seeing.
Nowadays, forum theatre has been widely applied in corporate learning development, social and community transformation, family relations and in education sectors.