Join us for an intro to 'Theatre of the Oppressed', a model that uses games and techniques developed by Brazillian theatre director, writer and politician Augusto Boal. These participatory 'popular eduation' tools motivate us to deepen our understanding of social injustice and empower us to break the cycle of oppression. These techniques will provide participants with a diversity of community-building strategies that address interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, team-building, empathy and personal and collective healing and growth. This workshop is intended for anyone interested and committed to social justice and keen to apply arts-based practices in life & work. No previous theatre experience necessary.
Date: Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
Location: University of Toronto, St. George Campus (Room #5230)
Accessibility: This is a barrier free space. Subway tokens available to attendees by request. IMPORTANT: This workshop is movement-based. Please contact Lukayo at email@example.com by January 15th, to discuss how to make this workshop as accessible as possible for you.
Trainer: Teddy Syrette is a 2 Spirit/Gender-Fluid Ojibway artist, writer, social worker and community advocate based in Toronto. Raised on Rankin Reserve of Batchewana First Nation, he grew up with close urban ties to Sault Ste. Marie. Openly gay at a young age, Teddy was met with much adversity and oppression. Drawn into theatre, Teddy worked with the Garden River Art Committee and the Debajehmujig Theatre Group. As a writer he has collaborated the Manitoba Indigenous Writers Collective and assisted in developing the Sault Indigenous Writers Collective. As an event organizer, writer, performer, and trainer, Teddy offers storytelling workshops and exploration of anti-oppression and equity through theatre. Teddy collaborates as a contractor and advocate alongside groups such as Thinking Rock Community Arts, 4RS Youth Movement and the North Shore Tribal Council.
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