Summer 2016 Workshops

T.O. Philly hosts ongoing public workshops for the rest of 2016. RSVP with an email to "tophilly@gmail.com" or call 267-282-1057.
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Saturday July 30 • 3PM-5PM
NEIGHBORHOOD GAMES
led by Hariprasad Kowtha
Free outdoor workshop
at Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia

Maybe you used to play kickball in the street with your friends. Or perhaps you enjoyed hide and seek. Or maybe you and your siblings and your neighborhood friends invented a game of kickball where you could only score a run if you could successfully find the opposing team who were hiding. However you used to play in your neighborhood, this workshop is for you!

Welcome to Philadelphia Theater of the Oppressed Neighborhood Games workshop. We will play individual and group movement games to learn more about our expansive Philadelphia community and use these games to explore our own stories. The Theater of the Oppressed is a modality that integrates movement and voice to build community. Neighborhood Games is an outdoor (shaded) two-hour workshop open to the public (ages 10 and up) in the North Chinatown section of Philadelphia. Come play!

Made possible by a Micro Grant from the Asian Arts Initiative.
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Saturday August 6 • 10AM-4PM
HOW TO FACILITATE & DIFFICULTATE
a one day training led by Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews
at Studio 34 • 4522 Baltimore Ave. Philadelphia
Tuition sliding-scale, $15-$55

With summer wrapping up and the school year about to begin, T.O. Philly presents an open rehearsal for anyone who works with groups. Teachers, trainers, facilitators, organizers and educators of every sort are invited to come to this action-oriented think-tank with three critical components:

FIRST we will warm up by sharing and playing some great icebreakers and group games that we can use in our work.

SECOND we will reenact challenging situations that arise in our work, then use techniques from Theatre of the Oppressed to devise ways to surmount those challenges.

THIRD we will discuss overall design and flow of whatever we do, be it a workshop, event, ongoing class, or direct action.

You will leave this training with useful tools to make group work more productive and fun, as well as handy strategies for turning problems into solutions.

To reserve your spot, email "tophilly@gmail.com" or call 267-282-1057.  All experiences welcome, none required!
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Look forward to more workshops coming later this summer and fall!

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