Intro to Theatre of the Oppressed
Monday, October 6 • 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Free • Pre-register by calling 267-282-1057
or email "email@example.com"
Theatre of the Oppressed (or “T.O.” for short) is a practice made up of images, sounds, movements, words and ideas taken from our collective experience in the world. Utilized by teachers, organizers, actors, activists and ordinary people in over 70 countries, Theatre of the Oppressed breaks down the dividing line between spectator and performer by inviting everyone to play theatrical games that hone our skills and spark conversations. These skills and conversations are the building blocks for more in-depth techniques that address power, privilege and oppression in our society and ourselves.
Here in Philly we kick off our 2014-2015 season with a free workshop that touches on some of the key practices of T.O. and the ways we can use it for personal and social transformation. Anyone of any experience and background is welcome to attend, just let us know that you’re coming by calling 267-282-1057, or email “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
Playing with Power: An Image Theatre Intensive
3 Mondays: Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 10 from 7 to 9 p.m.
at the Rotunda • 4014 Walnut Street • West Philly
This series is free provided that participants attend all 3 sessions.
To pre-register, call 267-282-1057 or email "email@example.com"
Like iconic photographs from history, Theatre of the Oppressed uses still images to highlight systems of power and ignite dialogues around contentious issues. In this three-part series we will play “The Great Game of Power”, a technique for sculpting images out of everyday objects to illustrate conflicts and struggles faced by those around us. When we add ourselves as actors into the picture, scenes spring to life as debates between people and politicians, friends and neighbors, and family members who can’t quite see eye-to-eye. We’ll enrich this work with some readings and discussions and create opportunities to carry our scenarios not just to the stage, but to the actual people and places embroiled in argument.
More events soon to come. Call or email 267-282-1057 / "firstname.lastname@example.org" for more info.