Those in Toronto-Check it out. Theatre of the Oppressed

Was asked to pass this along. A great idea at sparking change. Please check it out:
To an introductory training in Theatre of the Oppressed:

A process of theatre-based exercises, games and techniques developed by Agusto Boal which invites participants to use theatre as a tool to explore social issues and spark the dialogue and rehearsal needed to create positive social change.


The training will be led by Naomi Tessler, a theatre educator/workshop facilitator, director, actor, playwright, poet, and Reiki Practitioner. She is a graduate of the M.A. program in Educational Theatre for Colleges and Communities at New York University.  She is a Theatre of the Oppressed practitioner and has learned directly from founder Augusto Boal.  She is passionate about using theatre as a tool for social change; encouraging self expression, community/team building, personal and professional development, environmental awareness and social justice.  She has facilitated theatre-based workshops globally and believes in making theatre an accessible tool towards positive change.

When and Where?
Saturday, February 20th
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Steelworkers Hall
25 Cecil Street
corner of Spadina and College, one block south and two blocks east
Sponsored by Christian Peacemaker Teams
Contact Jim Loney at 416-516-2326 for more information.
Please confirm your particapation by emailing Jim at before February 10th. If there are more people interested that we can accommodate, we’ll organize a second training.
Cost: an hour’s wage, where applicable. Everything we collect will be given to Naomi in appreciation for her work.
Participants are asked to bring their own lunch. There are lots of Chinatown restuarants nearby for those wanting an affordable lunch. Kensington Market too. Beverages and a light snack will be provided.
Free parking is available behind the Steelworkers hall.
Want More Information? Check out….
Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal
Games for Actors and Non-Actors, Augusto Boal
Legislative Theatre: Using Performance to Make Politics, Augusto Boal
The Rainbow of Desire, Augusto Boal
Hamlet and the Baker’s Son: My Life in Theatre and Politics, Augusto Boal
Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire
Playing Boal, Thetare Therapy, Activism, eds: Mady Schutzman and Jan Cohen-Cruz
Augusto Boal, Routledge Performance Practitioners, Frances Babbage

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