The mission of the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal is to create a scholarly space of critical agency where social justice and critical democratic participation prevail through praxis. The PTO Journal seeks to encourage the formulation of theories that interrogate the authentic historical selves and cultural patterns, social interlocution, ecological concerns and practices, the digital divide, and global issues to prepare the grounds for a better world. Furthermore, it seeks to complete the praxis circle by illuminating documented case studies/actions that promote change by applying egalitarian theories.
The egalitarian spirit of the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed (PTO) Conference promotes a superlative sense of equity and social justice. It seeks to create spaces to illuminate critical and transformative praxes or individuals’ daily actions, not acts, that are informed by liberatory theories in general, by the theories of Paulo Freire and Augusto Boal in particular, that are propelled by emancipatory philosophies. Transformative actions that inform and are supported by liberatory theories should be chronicled and archived not for the purpose of aggrandizing the writers but to bring to light and share the processes that can construct an environment where all those who live in their spheres of influence can engage in a critical dialogue where a better society-world can be built.