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Friday, June 14 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Introduction to Techniques of Theatre of the Oppressed LIMITED

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Program Description: In a relatively-short workshop, participants will learn about the history and theory of Theatre of the Oppressed and quickly move to numerous games that anchor T.O., ending with Forum basics. 

Abstract: Along with others, I have offered this workshop for many conferences.  It was inserted into conferences because participants who had no familiarity with T.O. (and/or with P.O.) requested a brief but fulsome intro workshop.  It begins of course with "come closer, come closer", then includes an introduction to the early history and theory of T.O. (and it's relationship to P.O.) , numerous games that represent Boal's desire to de-mechanize and dynamize the senses.  The conclusion uses Boal's Subway as a model of basic Forum Theatre and roles of the protagonist, antagonist(s), bystanders, and allies.  Questions are welcome any time, and a period of time at the end for final questions concludes the workshop. 

Challenging Questions
1. What do you know of Boal/Freire and/or of TO/PO?
2. Why is the metaphor of monologue and dialogue important?
3. To what does a workshop lead beside and beyond mere experience? 

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Doug Paterson

Emeritus Professor, University of Nebraska @ Omaha
I was instrumental in starting PTO in Omaha in 1995 and have been using it in communities and teaching the techniques since then.  Currently I am working with a radical group, Omaha Tenants United, and have dangled the possibility of the group doing some TO.  Also, my wife, Marghee... Read More →

Friday June 14, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm MDT
Aspen 003 (Lower Level) 2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, CO 81001, USA