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Friday, June 14 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Vice or Not Vice: Group Play Writing Combining Social Issues and Topics in a Group Setting LIMITED

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Program Description: To Vice or not To Vice? That is the Question. In this workshop, participants are encouraged to begin the process of writing a play in a group setting with a technique combined with TO games & images.

Abstract: This workshop would begin with a brief introduction to what is hoped to be accomplished in this brief 90 minute session. We would then start with some theatre of the oppressed games so the facilitator can begin understanding the group and people can share and learn each others names.  We would then create a list of social issues topics and themes and use the technique Vice and Not Vice to a total of 3 Vices to create our play. We would then do an introduction to image theatre and create 3 images using those vices where ever participant is encouraged to be a character in the play. The images we hope to create would be a beginning, middle, and end. We would have a quick reflection for people to share what we saw and then create a play arch collectively. People will then be split into small teams of 2-3 and have 10 minutes to write their scenes. After the 10 minutes, the facilitator will check in with everyone and see if they need more time though they will be encouraged to finish there last thought and come back into a group circle. The facilitator will attempt to create a space for the teams to share, after everyone who wanted to share had the chance to share, we will do an overall reflection of the workshop to close it out.  

Challenging Questions
1. How can young students and participants create spaces where they can continue creating new work?
2. How can we continue using theatre as a tool for being intersectional when combining social issues and themes outside of a play writing environment?
3. How can we work to benefit the group as a whole and push through our the focus on ones own ideas; further, how can we let go of selfish emotions for the sake of creativity? 

Speakers
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Ethan Kankula

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Ethan is a Theatre of the Oppressed practitioner and teaching artist that has had the honor of working at theatres in the Detroit area such as, Open Book, Outvisible, Matrix, Monster Box, B&B, Shakespeare In Detroit, and Wild Swan. He is currently directing a psychological thriller... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm MDT
Tundra 008a/b (Lower Level) 2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, CO 81001, USA