Thursday, January 5, 2017

Fun for Masochists

Think I'll skip this one (h/t: MW):

Sunday January 22, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: University of Toronto
Register for this workshop heatre-of-the-oppressed-ticket s-30087397215>
*Accessibility: *This is a barrier free space. Subway tokens available to
attendees by request. IMPORTANT: This workshop is movement-based. Please contact Lukayo at by January 15th, to discuss how to make this workshop as accessible as possible for you.

Join us for an intro to 'Theatre of the Oppressed', a model that uses games
and techniques developed by Brazilian theatre director, writer and
politician Augusto Boal. These participatory 'popular education' tools motivate us to deepen our understanding of social injustice and empower us
to break the cycle of oppression. These techniques will provide
participants with a diversity of community-building strategies that address
interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, team-building, empathy
and personal and collective healing and growth. This workshop is intended
for anyone interested and committed to social justice and keen to apply
arts-based practices in life and work. No previous theatre experience

Trainer: Teddy Syrette is a 2-Spirit/Gender-Fluid Ojibway artist, writer,
social worker and community advocate based in Toronto. Rasied on Rankin
Reserve in Batchewana First Nation, he grew up with close urban ties to
Sault Ste. Marie. Openly gay at a young age, Teddy was met with much
adversity and oppression. Drawn into theatre, Teddy worked with the Garden River Art Committee and the Debajehmujig Theatre Group. As a writer he has collaborated with the Manitoba Indigenous Writers Collective and assisted in developing the Sault Indigenous Writers Collective. As an event organizer, writer, performer, and trainer, Teddy offers storytelling workshops and exploration of anti-oppression and equity through theatre. Teddy collaborates as a contractor and advocate alongside such groups as Thinking Rock Community Arts, 4RS Youth Movement and the North Shore Tribal Council.

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