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Theatre of the Oppressed: A Workshop in Rainbow of Desire


Facilitated by Laine Forman & Jamie Samowitz
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY ~ February 2013

Congratulations!

The Rainbow of Desire workshop, sponsored by Performing Arts for Social Change, Center for Transformative Action (CTA) and Ithaca College, took place February 23-24th, 2013 and was a huge success! We had 17 participants, all with very diverse backgrounds including students, professors and local Tompkins County professionals. Participants spent twelve full hours delving into the work of Augusto Boal. Each packed day began with games and Image Theatre techniques. This helped participants begin to move and think outside of the box and trust the others in the group, readying them for the intense Rainbow of Desire work which ended both days. Through Rainbow of Desire exercises which use imagery to convey personal stories of oppression, the group confronted very difficult but universal issues and left with a better understanding of how these techniques might be used in their own lives and careers in the future.

This powerful workshop was preceded on February 22nd by a very lively Theatre of the Oppressed Q&A. There, individuals who were interested in the work but unable to commit to the workshop got a taste of the exercises and learned about the history of Theatre of the Oppressed and its political development.

Congratulations and thank you to all of the individuals who donated their time and money to bring this workshop to the Ithaca community for free!

To see photos of this incredible weekend, see the gallery or visit us on Facebook.

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PRODUCERS

Ithaca College

Katy Horine

Amanda LaForge

Corinne Proctor

Aedan Stockdale

PARTNERS

James Sheridan

ASSOCIATES

Laura J. Cullumbine

Jasmine Francois

Jack HrKach

Scott Keys

Marcy Little

Harry Magnan

Claire Miller

Misha Nell

Brian Nell

John Suter

FRIENDS

Jennifer Ball

Jeannine Cutting

Jonathan Davis

Neil Miller

PubSimple

Danielle Reid

Thomas Sheridan

Additional thanks goes out to the following individuals & organizations for their involvement and support:

Center for Transformative Action
Performing Arts for Social Change
Wild Goat Theatre Project
New College of Florida
Barbara Anger
Janie Boldt
Michelle Bolton
Angela Branneman
Dan Breen
Tessa Bry
Tiffany Kachina
Sybil Conrad
Jeane Copenhaver-Johnson
Laura Cullumbine
Wendy Dann
Sherri Dunham
Linda Ellis
Claire Gleitman
Lindsay Gilmour
Carla Golden
Cynthia Henderson
Michael Kushner
Judith Levitt
Susie Monagan
Rebecca Porzig
Cyndy Scheibe
Sarah Simmons
Alyssa Stoeckl
Rew Tippin

Center for Transformative Action
Performing Arts for Social Change

Wild Goat Theatre Project

Performing Arts for Social Change

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February 24, 2013 ~ Theatre of the Oppressed: A Workshop in Rainbow of Desire took place this weekend and was a huge success! For more details see the home page or our Facebook page.