The HATS Manual -> The Methodology -> The Facilitator
In the Theatre of the Oppressed Boal calls the facilitator "the Joker". Rather than a facilitator,
they are a difficultator. The Joker is, at different times, director, facilitator and workshop
leader. The Joker is:
an intermediary between the audience and the performers
an intermediary between the reality of the workshop and the world
The Joker also challenges assumptions, pursues disagreements between participants and highlights
contradictions that emerge in the process.