This article focuses on work with street children, through the Theatre of the Oppressed in Brazil. It follows the story of a particular theatre group formed for street girls and boys in 1993. For the young people involved in the theatre production, this medium became a way to challenge society's perception of them, and to demand recognition of their worth. In particular, Forum Theatre, theatre with audience participation, is used. The difficulties encountered are described, including occasions of personal awareness and learning.
International Institute for Environment and Development