Act Out: Utilizing Theater of the Oppressed to Explore Systems of Injustice and Resistance in Ourselves and Our Schools

Michelle King and Beth Sondel - University of Pittsburgh
Saturday 7/13/2019 - 11:15am to 12:45pm - Room: Blegan 150
In this workshop, we will introduce participants to Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) practice and use interactive TO exercises to consider our own roles in experiencing, perpetuating, and/or challenging systems of oppression in our schools and classrooms. The goal of this workshop is three-fold, to; 1) cultivate analysis, 2) identify opportunities for subversion and resistance, and 3) provide people with an introductory understanding of how to utilize TO in educational spaces.