Each Lesson Plan has Six EASY Steps:

STEP 1. DO BOAL 'LEADERSHIP IS THEATER' Training exercise (20 minutes) & write your 2 Canvas Questions for class on board (run them by Boje several days before). One question based on assigned course text, other question based on student's development of UN SUSTAINABILITY GOAL selected by the team (answer must cite texts each students using & relevant web pages)


STEP 2. 'Leadership team' presents Slides on Leadership in & out of the box & Boal BOOK chapters, and 10-20 minutes YouTube (5-10 minutes) team has created related to topic team chose from its UN Sustainability Goal

STEP 3. Presenting teams coordinate a HIGHLY INTERACTIVIE class SKIT activity (30 minutes)

STEP 4. After your event, do a 2 minutes Q & A with class to see what worked well today, and what could be better (2 minutes)

STEP 5. Not done yet. Presenting Team is responsible for making copies of the EVALUATION FORM for audience members scoring sheet - we have no funds to do copies for you (3 minutes)

STEP 6. Good News! In exchange for presenting SKIT team not doing CANVAS homework, the team will access Canvas, and do numeric score, and make constructive comments to audience member's homework submissions.

388v Leadership Teams please get your Lesson Plan to Boje, along with both proposed Canvas Questions, several days before class send to dboje AT, not to Canvas. Thank you.

Next Steps:

Work through the 7 principles:

  1. TRUTH - co-inquiry into the situation now
  2. MAKE ROOM - for stories already there
  3. PLOT - strategy with clear beginning, middle, and end; the actions and the why
  4. TIMING - of the implementation, the opportune moments
  5. HELP STORIES ALONG - keep the momentum by reinventing the stories
  6. STAGING - setting the scene, the material of the staging, and artifacts
  7. REFLECT - having the evaluation with qualitative stories and measures that also tell the True Storytelling
  8. (then cycle back to #1, for the next actions).




HERE IS AN EXAMPLE: PART 1: A Warm Up Exercise

Augusto Boal Training exercise Warmup

Part II: An Exercise in Image Theater of the UNTOLD STORY: Choose partner, pair up. Without talking choose first person to strike a pose, and be a frozen statue. Second person, walk around them, how can you position your body in relation to this frozen body, so you unfold the next frame of the story. You cannot move their body at all. You can only strike a pose in relation to first person's pose. After two secondas, first person unfreezes and walks around to observe the other person's body pose, and decides how to form their own pose, in order to carry on this UNTOLD STORY to its next image.

DEBRIEF: Write silently, without talking, in your own notebook. Answer this question: What is the UNTOLD STORY that you and your partner were telling image by image? After you and partner wrote this out (silently), then exchange, and read your partner's UNTOLD STORY, while they read yours. Still no talking. Answer this question: How was their UNTOLD STORY different from yours, and/or similar to yours?

Why we do theatre for social change?

So that you will learn to move out of SPECTATOR role into being a LEADER-ACTOR, on the stage of everyday life. TV and Movies make you passive. Education makes you memorize and spit back stuff that is not about actually leadering or changing anything. You sit in rows and columns, go from classroom to classroom, being spectators, not actors.


And show a YouTube training that relates: e.g. Here is YouTube of 'Corporations in the Heads', which gets acted out with one of the 200 exercies, so people learn.