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Saturday, June 15 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
I am in 5th grade and I know about Augusto Boal! LIMITED

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Program Description: The Warehouse Project & Gallery shares techniques used to bring TO and Boal to 5th graders! Participants will walk away with concrete ways to use theatre of the oppressed in the elementary classroom.  

Abstract: The Warehouse Project & Gallery, located in Summit, IL, just outside the City of Chicago, works with youth to deliver positive social change. For the past 6 years, our teaching artists have used Theatre of the Oppressed techniques to inspire young people to confront issues of justice and equity within their lives. Recently, TWPG has been invited to partner with a local elementary school to bring theatre, especially TO practices, into the classroom.  Teaching Artists are devising a 12 week curriculum guided by common core and social emotional learning practices infused with Boal’s techniques to empower students to use their voices as experts in their own stories and inspire change in those around them.  Teaching Artist will bring to life their curriculum, planning and implementation techniques and share successes and challenges during this 90 minute workshop.   

Challenging Questions
1. How do Theatre of the Oppressed techniques work in an elementary school classroom?
2. Does Theatre of the Oppressed enhance learning and understanding of academic concepts?
3. How is Theatre of the Oppressed used to enhance social/emotional learning and build empathy?


Meredith Schilsky

Chief Creative Director, The Warehouse Project & Gallery
Meredith Schilsky is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Chief Creative Director at The Warehouse Project & Gallery a non-profit organization that works with youth to deliver positive social change through the arts.  Combining her passion for theatre and social change, Meredith... Read More →

Saturday June 15, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm MDT
Wolf Den 005 (Lower Level) 2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, CO 81001, USA