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Augusto Boal
Boal presenting a workshop on the Theatre of the Oppressed at the Riverside Church in New York, 13 May 2008.
Boal presenting a workshop on the Theatre of the Oppressed at the Riverside Church in New York, 13 May 2008.
Born (1931-03-16)16 March 1931
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died 2 May 2009(2009-05-02) (agedĀ 78)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Occupation Theatre practitioner
Genre Theatre of the Oppressed

Augusto Boal (16 March 1931 - 2 May 2009) was a Brazilian theatre director, writer and politician.

He was the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed. Boal served one term as a Vereador (the Brazilian version of a city councillor) in Rio de Janeiro from 1993 to 1997. He developed the legislative theatre.

Boal died from respiratory failure caused by leukemia, aged 78.

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