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, a theatrical form originally used in radical popular education movements.”   He was influenced by Bertolt Brecht, the German playwright, and Paulo Freire, a Brazilian educator.

Amy Goodman interviewed  Boal in June, 2007 and the interview was aired  on Democracy Now after his death  in May, 2009.

Theater of the Oppressed Interview (Part 1)

Theater of the Oppressed Interview (Part 2)