The Theatre of the Oppressed: Occupy the Gallery

The Theatre of the Oppressed: Occupy the Gallery
Saturday, September 23rd '17 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
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The Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) is a network of people that utilize theatre and popular education to dismantle systems of oppression. First developed by Brazilian educator and theatre practitioner Augusto Boal during the 1960s, TO has evolved to promote empathy and social consciousness through the use of participation-based games and theatrical techniques with discussion and direct action. The goal of TO is to merge images into sounds, words, ideas and actions that reveal the reality we know and then rehearse the world we want to create. 
For Bodyworks, Philadelphia Theatre of the Oppressed will present "Occupy the Gallery," a public workshop that bridges the disciplines of visual and performance art through politics and improvisation.

Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews is a visual artist, teacher, theatre-maker and activist who founded Philadelphia Theatre of the Oppressed in 2008. His installations, plays and workshops range from critical examinations of race and gender, to site-specific multisensory meditations, to interactive comedies about going blind. Morgan holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College and is on faculty for Philly's new Institute for Somatics and Social Justice.

Registration is not required, but if you would like to please click here to register for this event. 

This event is part of the Bodyworks exhibition and is FREE and open to the public and will take place in The Levy Gallery for the Arts in Philadelphia. 
IMAGE: Participants in a Theatre of the Oppressed workshop in 2015.  CREDIT: Steve Weinik for Mural Arts
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