What are called ‘happenings’, street theater forum theater, and amateur theatre in Algeria are closely linked, through their evolution, to the struggle for independence. They have become since 1963 (the year ofindependence) the locus, if not of action, of struggle and expression of Algerian youth from modest backgrounds. They stand by this very fact, as an aspect of social production where the ... [Show full abstract] political and ideological are conveyed in raw terms. While analyzing the discourse of actors during rehearsals and the languages used äs well as the theatrical production (as recorded during various theater festivals), we have attempted tofind out whether or not the language used in the theater differs from the social use of language. We have also attempted to compare the ideology of this type of theätre to the official ideology vis-à-vis these languages.