Public Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Theatre of the Oppressed Intensive

Join us for a two-day intensive workshop using Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed techniques to collaboratively reflect and explore issues of social justice and community transformation.  This workshop is intended for anyone interested & committed to social justice—educators, community practitioners, activists & beyond.

Sunday, April 2nd & Sunday, April 9th, 2017,

10am-4pm

Location: Collective Studio-664 Landsdowne Ave., TORONTO

To register and for more info please contact: naomi@branchouttheatre.com  

Day 1 Focus: Image Theatre, facilitated by Natalie Abdou, Branch Out Theatre Associate Facilitator

Day 2 Focus: Forum Theatre, facilitated by Naomi Tessler, Branch Out Theatre Artistic Director/Facilitator

Both Days Will Include:

Theatre of the Oppressed games, critical reflection, movement, community building, working with images or stories of oppression and discussions around taking this work forward for each participant.

Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed techniques are powerful tools for deepening one’s understanding of social justice and exploring how to address issues of oppression. These techniques can be used for anti-oppression dialogue, conflict resolution, community peace building, advocacy and personal and collective healing and growth.

 

Cost: a) 2days: $180 Students: $135   b) 1-day drop-in: $90, Students: $65 

*If choosing option b), please let us know which day you plan to attend. 
 ~some sliding scale spaces available~

Rainbow of Desire Workshop 

Join us for a self-reflexive and participatory full day workshop and experience Augusto Boal’s Rainbow of Desire techniques. These dramatic games and exercises are creative tools for self-empowerment and personal growth.

Ottawa:
Sunday, May 7th, 2017
1pm-6pm
Location: TBA

Toronto:
Saturday, June 17th, 2017
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: TBA

To register and for more info please contact: naomi@branchouttheatre.com

 

 

Past Workshops

Cost: a) 2days: $180 Students: $135   b) 1-day drop-in: $90, Students: $65 

*If choosing option b), please let us know which day you plan to attend. 
 ~some sliding scale spaces available~

 

Cost: $90, Students: $65
~some sliding scale spaces available~

During this workshop you will be supported in learning to identify and transform the internal voices-the ‘cops in the head’ and fears that block you from being true to yourself, achieving your goals and standing up to internalized and socio-political oppression.

Join us in uncovering your Rainbow of Desires in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Introduction to Theatre of the Oppressed

Facilitated by: Naomi Tessler, M.A. Branch Out Theatre Artistic Director/Facilitator

A full day introductory intensive workshop in Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed techniques, focusing on addressing and transforming conflicts. This Workshop is directed at Facilitators, Community Practitioners, Teachers, Teacher Candidates, Educators, social workers, activists, artivists and all those interested in social change.

  • Engage in theatre games from Augusto Boal’s Games for Actors and Non-Actors that can be used as icebreakers, energizers and proactive tools for motivating dialogue around issues of power and oppression
  • Learn to create, interpret and use body sculpting (tableaux) as ways to understand layers and cycles of social and political oppression with Image Theatre
  • Learn a unique style of theatre that motivates us to take a stand and act out how to address and transform conflicts
  • Develop and perform a Forum Theatre play and build your practice of using theatre as a tool for social change

Theatre of the Oppressed Intensive

Facilitated by: Naomi Tessler, M.A. Branch Out Theatre Artistic Director/Facilitator

A two-day intensive workshop using Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed techniques to collaboratively reflect and explore issues of social justice and community transformation. This workshop is intended for anyone interested & committed to social justice—community practitioners, activists, educators & beyond.

Day 1 Focus: Image Theatre

Day 2 Focus: Forum Theatre

Both Days Will Include:

Theatre of the Oppressed games, critical reflection, movement, community building, working with images or stories of oppression and discussions around taking this work forward for each participant Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed techniques are powerful tools for deepening one’s understanding of social justice and exploring how to address issues of oppression.

These techniques can be used for anti-oppression dialogue, conflict resolution, community peace building, advocacy and personal and collective healing and growth.

Intro to Theatre of the Oppressed

Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed techniques are powerful tools for deepening one’s understanding of social justice and exploring how to address issues of oppression. These techniques can be used for anti-oppression dialogue, conflict resolution, community peace building, self-awareness, advocacy and personal and collective healing and growth.

Rainbow of Desire 

Facilitated by: Naomi Tessler, M.A. Branch Out Theatre Artistic Director/Facilitator

Join us for a self-reflexive and participatory full day workshop and experience Augusto Boal’s Rainbow of Desire techniques. These dramatic games and exercises are creative tools for self-empowerment and personal growth.

During this workshop you will be supported in learning to identify and transform the internal voices-the ‘cops in the head’ and fears that block you from being true to yourself, achieving your goals and standing up to internalized and socio-political oppression. Join us in uncovering your Rainbow of Desires in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Theatre of the Oppressed Intensive
Creativity. Community. Transformation.