Theatre of the Oppressed Philadelphia
Blind Games: a free workshop
NOW EXPANDED TO 3 PARTS—
Come Friday at 7:30, then return for Sat. and/or Sun. if you can.
These workshops are FREE!
Games are just what their name implies: games where some or all of the
players cannot see. For one evening and two afternoons, we will explore
these theatrical games and what they reveal about sightedness and
blindness, ability and disability, power and privilege, as well as the
nature of games and playfulness. We'll also look at cultural depictions
of blindness and dis/ability with a critical eye as to how that ripples
out in society and within ourselves.
This fully experiential
workshop will also serve as a launching point for a new theatrical work
about vision loss made by two visually impaired artists. Anyone
attending the first part on Friday evening can return for either or both
of the other parts on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Look forward to:
Friday, 7:30-9:30 PM: We play several blind games that dynamize the
other senses and prepare ourselves for the theatrical work on the
• Saturday, 3:00-6:00 PM: We examine depictions
of blindness in film, theatre, art, mythology and elsewhere through
re-enactment and re-imagination.
• Sunday, 3:00-6:00 PM: We delve into disability within our own lives, how it affects us and our relationships to each other.
Come and ((see)) what this is all about—RSVP to "firstname.lastname@example.org"