Equal in the Streets
“Equal in the streets” is a theatre project that brings the stories of “Equal for Equal” to the streets using the method of Forum Theatre. Forum Theatre is the primary method of the “Theatre of the Oppressed” of Augusto Boal. The project uses this theatrical technique in public spaces – such as streets, parks and market places – in cities of the Euro-MENA region. The individual performances are based on the stories that are published on the “Equal for Equal” website. In the tradition of Forum Theatre the so called “spect-actors” get the chance to intervene in the play and add themselves as new characters to find a solution for the shown conflict. The aim is to confront ordinary people, many of whom may just be experiencing the play by chance, with their own experiences of and perspectives on gender inequality. At the end of 2014 “Equal in the streets” organised three workshops and a final performance each in Jordan, Palestine and Germany.