Cop in the Head Workshop: May 2nd

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Philadelphia Theatre of the Oppressed presents
COP IN THE HEAD: A One-Day Workshop
facilitated by Kate Wand and Morgan Andrews
Saturday May 2nd, 2009 • 10am to 4pm
at Studio 34 • 4522 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia
Suggested tuition: $15-$30.
No one turned away for lack of funds.

THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED is used by groups of people to address dynamics of oppression in our world. Counter to traditional dramatic forms where there is a division between spectator and actor, everyone in Theater of the Oppressed is a "spect-actor" in workshops that serve as rehearsals for the performance of everyday life.

COP IN THE HEAD is a Theatre of the Oppressed technique that deals with internalized oppression. Whenever we stop ourselves from doing what want to do or saying what we need to say, there may be discouraging voices and experiences from our past that hinder our actions. In this workshop, we’ll take these “cops” out of our heads and deal with them one by one, with the aim of disarming them altogether. No prior theatre experience required.

FOR INFO AND TO PRE-REGISTER please call 215-730-0982 or send an email totophilly[at]gmail[dot]com

Take a look at Esteban Kelly's blog post about this workshop and about Theatre of the Oppressed founder Augusto Boal, at Black Maps.

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