Winter 2016 Update

Our Unpacking Race series
returns in March 2016.
2015 brought Philadelphia Theatre of the Oppressed (T.O. Philly for short) to new areas of our city and beyond. We held public workshops in West Philly at The Rotunda and in South Philly at a new space called The Whole Shebang. We also worked with students at UArts, UPenn, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Goddard Colleges, and as part of a social justice day at the Hun School of Princeton. We formed a small Theatre of the Oppressed collective that collaborated with residents of Southeast Philly on Playgrunds for Useful Knowledge, a pilot project created by Mural Arts and Cohabitation Strategies. We also explored issues of dis/ability justice, vision loss and passing in workshops that fed into a performance called CONES through T.O. Philly's sibling, the Medium Theatre Company.

Looking ahead to 2016, we bring back our popular series on race and racism called Unpacking Race. During the month of March we'll explore this topic through group exercises, Theatre of the Oppressed techniques, and discussions, supplemented by things to read and do between sessions. Our aim is to unlearn the systemic racism we’ve been taught our entire lives, to heal from racial privilege and oppression, and to offer starting points for structural and personal change in ourselves, our communities, and our world. To pre-register or get more info, send an email to "".

Below: Mural Arts' video of Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge.