Articles authored by Mavrocordatos, Alex


The author recounts his experience in developing Community Listening Theatre with RISE, a Namibian NGO that works in shanty-town districts and with dispossessed farming communities. In depicting their concerns through dramatic expression, previously diffident people began to address pressing political issues, and to challenge their own 'self-oppression', before proceeding to organise around specific issues, and take sometimes audacious collective action towards their own (re)empowerment.