Gas and Electric Arts presents their summer workshop: Theatre of the Oppressed, four days of intensive change and empowerment training for people who work with their communities. Facilitated by Dr. Lisa Jo Epstein (ACG ’09), the workshop, held at the Brossman Center (7301 Germantown Ave.) on June 20-23 from 10:00am to 6:00pm, will focus on skill development, personal exploration and community empowerment. No theatre experience is needed to participate. The perfect student is an educator, an artist, a social worker, a community organizer, an active citizen, and anyone looking to “step into action and initiate change!”
Workshop fee for 32 hours of training is $325 – but Leeway artists are eligible for a special discount! Call 215-407-0556 for more information about this discount, or visit the Gas and Electric Arts site for general info and to register.
Forum Theatre is a revolutionary form of participatory theatre created by Brazilian theatre visionary and Nobel Peace Prize finalist Augusto Boal. It transforms real community concerns into invigorating, interactive theatrical dialogue. Students will learn techniques for creating Forum performances that empower participants to collectively investigate thorny issues, exchange vital ideas about these concerns, build consensus and rehearse problem-solving solutions to implement in the real world. Students also will be introduced to the art of facilitating Forum Theatre performances.