Upcoming Monthly Workshop Series at Studio 34

This is a notice about past events. For information on upcoming events, click here.


Philadelphia Theatre of the Oppressed offered three Saturday workshops in the fall of 2009. Using the language of theatre, each of these sessions focused on a particular technique or theme aimed at dismantling dynamics of oppression in our world, our communities, and our selves. As a series, each workshop built on the skills used in the one before it, but every workshop also stood on its own. People came to one, two or all three regardless of prior theatre experience. The schedule was:

• October 24th, 2009: Games for Actors and Non-Actors, 11am-2pm
• November 14th, 2009: Image Theatre on Gentrification, 11am-4pm
• December 12th, 2009: The Rainbow of Desire, 11am-4pm

Location: Studio 34 Yoga | Healing | Arts
4522 Baltimore Avenue, West Philadelphia
Tuition: Suggested $5-$35 per session, sliding scale donation
(No one turned away for lack of funds. Work-trade also available.)
Pre-register: Call 215-730-0982, or email tophilly[at]gmail[dot]com
Please bring: Comfortable clothes and a bag lunch

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS:

Games for Actors and Non-Actors
Facilitated by Jess Levy, Jo Kent+Katz and Morgan Andrews
Saturday, October 24th, NEW TIMES: 11am-2pm
Studio 34 Yoga | Healing | Arts
4522 Baltimore Avenue, West Philadelphia
NEW TUITION: $5-$15, sliding scale
Pre-register by calling 215-730-0982, or email tophilly[at]gmail[dot]com
GAMES FOR ACTORS & NON-ACTORS are the ever-growing collection of theatrical games that make up the foundation of Theatre of the Oppressed. These games loosen the boundaries of our senses and work to get us thinking and moving outside of our usual routines. The games are a useful tool for performers, as well as teachers, organizers, activists and anyone who works with groups. In this 3-hour workshop we will play more than 20 of these games and come up with strategies on how they can be utilized in the work that we do.
Due to the rescheduling of Spiral Q Puppet Theater's annual PEOPLEHOOD Parade and Pageant, this workshop has been packed into a three-hour session. Join us at 11am for Games, then at 2pm for a walk down to Clark Park to see the Parade arrive and the Pageant performance!

Image Theatre on Gentrification
(Co-presented by Mariposa Food Co-op**)
Facilitated by Esteban Kelly and Morgan Andrews
Saturday, November 14th, 11am-4pm
Studio 34 Yoga | Healing | Arts
4522 Baltimore Avenue, West Philadelphia
Tuition $15-$35, sliding scale ($10 for Mariposa members)
Pre-register by calling 215-730-0982, or email tophilly[at]gmail[dot]com
IMAGE THEATRE is a branch of Theatre of the Oppressed rooted in the language of the human body. By sharpening our ability to "speak" this language, we can collectively communicate things that are too often lost in the language of words alone. This 5-hour workshop will use a group process to build movement, sound and dialogue about gentrification, culminating in action steps on what we can take on as a community to move forward without trampling others underfoot.
**This event is cosponsored by Mariposa Food Co-op's Food Justice and Anti-Racism working group. The workshop is a follow-up to the screening of the film Flag Wars on November 11th at the Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, West Philadelphia. Admission to the film is free. The workshop is open to all.

Facilitated by Jo Kent+Katz and Morgan Andrews
Saturday, December 12th, 11am-4pm
Studio 34 Yoga | Healing | Arts
4522 Baltimore Avenue, West Philadelphia
Tuition $15-$35, sliding scale
Pre-register by calling 215-730-0982, or email tophilly[at]gmail[dot]com


THE RAINBOW OF DESIRE is a family of Theatre of the Oppressed techniques aimed at disarming our most intimate oppressors: those inside our own heads. In this transformative 5-hour workshop, we will take some of these oppressors out of our heads and put them onstage where the whole group can tackle them together.


If you have questions or you'd like to pre-register for any future  workshops, please call 215-730-0982, or email tophilly[at]gmail[dot]com

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