Feeling oppressed? Check out this free theater


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  1. Facilitators (aka “jokers” Victor and Micha) led about 15 people in this workshop to learn about the Theatre of the Oppressed (T.O.), founded by Brazilians Augusto Boal and Paolo Friere, about “analyzing rather than accepting, questioning rather than giving answers.” Definition of T.O.: a system of theatrical games & techniques that examine & dismantle dynamics of oppression (dealing w/ gender, national origin, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, disability, age, indigenous background). Various games were played with the group today — what’s your name?, power shuffle, 2x3xBradford (with imaginary balls and a partner), and Colombian Hyponis (hypnosis, also with a partner), as well as one with “shifting images”/image theater. Forum theater using real life conflicts was also discussed. Stay tuned for more of these Theatre of the Oppressed workshops.