The Rainbow of Desire
Theater of the Oppressed workshops
with Morgan Andrews at Studio 34
4522 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia
Mondays in November, 2010 • 7:30–9pm
Free Intro Workshop: November 1st
4-part series starts November 8th
Tuition: $40, payable at first session
(work exchange available upon request)
To pre-register, call 215-730-0982
or email "firstname.lastname@example.org"
Come use theater to rehearse reality in this engaging and interactive series of classes. Based on the work of Brazilian director Augusto Boal, The Rainbow of Desire is a group of techniques that takes various desires out of our heads and puts them on stage where we can deal with them properly. Each session begins with fun theatrical games and warm-up exercises that build skills for role-playing stories generated from our common experiences. By putting our heads together and acting out the invisible elements of the situation, participants come up with strategies for confronting oppressors—both those in our daily lives and those inside our own heads. Called "the Boal method of theater and therapy," The Rainbow of Desire has the power to transform individuals and communities.
No experience necessary. Free intro class, Monday November 1st, 7:30–9pm. Meets weekly on the following 4 Mondays: November 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th. Space is limited—please pre-register by calling 215-730-0982, or send an email to "email@example.com"
About the facilitator: Morgan Andrews has run theater workshops at colleges and community spaces around North and South America since 2001. He received his Theater of the Oppressed training from Augusto and Julian Boal at the Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory in New York, and with members of the Jana Sanskriti Theater of the Oppressed Movement in West Bengal, India. In addition to working at Studio 34, Morgan regularly travels to teach theater and social justice for university classes and student co-ops, and also runs the theater program at The Attic Youth Center here in Philadelphia.