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

Shavonne Coleman

Voices Against Violence, CMHC @ University of Texas at Austin
Theatre For Dialogue Specialist
I went to Grad School at Eastern Michigan University and this is where my interest and education in PTO began. After taking an Interactive theatre course that introduced me Augusto Boal and Theatre of the Oppressed, my professor Anita Rich brought me to the PTO conference. That experience really got me invested in this work. More recently, I went on to GVSU to be a visiting professor and worked with ReACT! which inspired me even more, in addition to attending the conference again in Detroit in 2017. Now I would love to bring students to the conference with support from the University. I'm currently a staff member in Student affairs and a Faculty member in the Theatre and dance department. I will be teaching courses around this work but I also am in charge of an ensemble called Theatre for Dialogue, (fostering inclusive conversations around the prevention of interpersonal violence through performance-based learning).