This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to some of the games and techniques from the arsenal of the Theatre of the Oppressed. These games have been used internationally to address diverse issues from oppression, workers rights, leadership, and collaboration. No theatre experience is needed. Attendees should come prepared to move around… A LOT! This is a very physical workshop, although every effort will be made to accommodate observers who may have any physical challenges, whether temporary or permanent. It is our every intention to create an inclusive environment. Participants and observers will all receive an outline of the games with detailed instructions, as well as a list of resources so they can learn more about this applied theatre form.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

The structure of the workshop will present several games under the following themes:

 

Introduction/Name Games

These exercises will be geared toward meeting and welcoming new team members, recognizing that the voice of everyone on the team matters, and team building.

Do We Hear or Do We Just Listen? Games

These games will focus on how we pay attention and communicate.

Can We Change the Image We See? Games

These image theatre techniques will examine how we transition from what might be the present state to the change we envision.

Power in Numbers Games

These games will focus on building community, collaboration, and teamwork.

Learning Outcome

Participants will learn innovative techniques that will engage them in discussions regarding proactive approaches to:

Communication

Team building

Collaboration

Transitioning from the Real to the Ideal

Broadening goals

Thinking outside the box

Project and Time management

Intra- and Interpersonal office skills

Target Audience

Anyone interedted in learning more about the interactive techniques of the Theatre of the Oppressed and applied theatre.

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  • David Koontz
    By David Koontz  ~  1 year ago
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    I love the title...  this sounds very interesting, I've got to attend this!


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