T.O. Philly News: 2012-2013

2012 has been filled with new and different things for Philadelphia Theatre of the Oppressed. We hosted weeknight workshop series in the winter, spring and fall, a summer retreat, a 2-part facilitator/difficultator training, and some of us went to the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference in California. We also led workshops with youth interns from the Urban Nutrition Initiative and for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's Young Friends group at Camp Onas.

Heading out of 2012 and into 2013 we have some exciting things coming up with different facilitators leading workshops on a variety of topics:
  • November 27 & 29: Guest facilitator Magdalena Scharf returns from Germany to lead workshops about games and language at Studio 34's new arts space!
  • January-March 2013: Ariel Morales and Morgan Andrews present a 5-part workshop series called "Unpacking Race" that will include readings, discussions and Theatre of the Oppressed about race and racism.
  • Forum Theatre? Rainbow of Desire? (See our online glossary for an explanation of these terms): People want to start a group to either create and perform Forum Theatre or to work with Rainbow of Desire techniques. Either of these will require a solid group to meet regularly and consistently. If you are interested, leave us a comment and tell us which you'd like to do!
See you soon!