Welcome to the 2019 Pedagogy & Theatre of the Oppressed Conference Schedule!

Alex Coy

Production Manager
My name is Alexander Coy, and I am the production manager for ReACT!, a theatre group from Grand Valley State University. ReACT! is an anti-violence peer theatre education troupe that uses dynamic performance techniques to investigate ways of creating positive social change and decreasing incidents of of sexual and gender based violence on the Grand Valley campus. Our actors perform small skits and scenes around campus multiple times each semester, utilizing interactive dramatic techniques to encourage change on campus.

I was first introduced to Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed work in a class I took at Grand Valley. Through this class, I was also given the opportunity to become a member of ReACT! and attend your 2017 Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed conference when it came to Detroit. I had a very profound experience at the conference; talking to people of all ages who were so dedicated to theatre for social change inspired my work in ReACT! and has helped me better understand the gravity of the work that I do.