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Augusto Boal Dies

Brazilian theatre director and creator of “Theatre of the Oppressed” Augosto Boal passed away aged 78 on May 2nd from a respiratory failure following a long battle with leukemia.

Boal’s work came to the limelight during his time living in Paris in exile from his home in Brazil where he was seen as a threat to the the dictatorship ruling the country. Boal had previously been arrested and tortured by Brazilian authorities.

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