This intensive 6-day workshop is designed to train participants to use Theatre of the Oppressed (T.O.) tools with adults and youth. The training will cover Image Theatre, Forum Theatre, Rainbow of Desire, Cop-in-the-Head, Invisible Theatre, and more. The training will also discuss historical context, the art of facilitation, and applications in the field. The facilitator, Marc Weinblatt, is the Founder & Co Director of the Mandala Center for Change. Marc has been a professional educator, theatre artist, activist, and workshop facilitator since 1980 (both domestically and internationally).
To ensure high quality, the workshop will have only 30-35 participants. This kind of opportunity is extremely rare for this area of the country – take full advantage of it!
Registration & Pricing
Full workshop rate: $1,195
See below for sliding scale and fundraising suggestions
* We want this experience to be as comprehensive as possible. This workshop fee includes:
- Workshop itself
- Meals on the 6 workshop days (Mon-Sat)
- Workshop Materials
This is an all-inclusive train-the-trainer workshop. Register now! We strongly encourage you to register right away to secure your spot. Final registration cut-off: Friday, April 10th, 2015, or when the workshop fills up!
THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW CLOSED
REGISTRATION IS A TWO-PART process. To be fully registered you must complete both parts of this 2-part process! The parts are:
2. Make your payment.
You can pay by check or money order made out to Woodbine Ecology Center, and mailing it to Woodbine Ecology Center, PO Box 1253 Littleton CO 80160 USA
You can also pay via PayPal by clicking on the button below (you will be redirected to PayPal). You may pay the full amount, or a non-refundable deposit of $300.00. We cannot hold your place until we receive your registration and at least your non-refundable deposit.
A Note about Financial Accessibility
We are committed to making this workshop financially accessible to all who wish to participate. If needed, we have developed an income/wealth-based sliding scale ranging from $595 - $1,195. To find out more about sliding scale options, click here.
Also, please click here for suggestions regarding crowd funding, installment payments, work trade options, and other methods to help with your workshop fee.
The Details: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
We know that you probably have a lot of specific questions about the workshop. Perhaps you want to know about lodging, food, installment payments, the sliding scale, or something else. We’ve devised a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page to help provide some answers. Please click here.
A Bit About Theatre of the Oppressed
Theatre of the Oppressed is a form of popular theater that was established by Brazilian activist Augusto Boal based upon Paulo Freire’s liberation theology in Pedagogy of the Oppressed. This form of popular theater engages people’s lived experiences in highly interactive exercises and forums that foster dialogue (verbal and non-verbal) about oppression, power, and solutions to oppressive situations/systems. This is an excellent tool to introduce and explore difficult topics with both adults and youth in ways that are innovative, fun, and empowering.
For more information about the roots, history, and practice of Theatre of the Oppressed, please click here.
About Marc Weinblatt
Marc has been a professional educator, theatre artist, activist, and workshop facilitator since 1980 having extensive experience with both adults and youth. Formerly Co-Artistic Director of the Seattle Public Theatre, Marc is an internationally recognized leader in the use of Augusto Boal’s renowned Theatre of the Oppressed (T.O.) to stimulate community dialogue and social change. He has worked with diverse communities ranging from police to homeless youth, grassroots organizers and laborers to University deans. Internationally, Marc has worked with theatre activists in Norway, Holland, and Canada, refugees in Azerbaijan, ex-combatants in Northern Ireland, construction workers in South Africa, slum families in India, actors in the Republic of Congo, and victims of war, among others, in Afghanistan. Marc was recently named “Cultural Envoy” by the U.S. State Department for his work in the Congo in spring 2010. Marc regularly facilitates T.O. based diversity / anti-oppression workshops in a wide variety of contexts across the U.S. with a commitment to bringing a deep sense of spirit and humanity into social justice work. He also directs the multi-generational Poetic Justice Theatre Ensemble which incorporates T.O. and Playback Theatre techniques to generate community dialogue on burning social issues. One of Augusto Boal’s “multipliers”, Marc has trained thousands of people in the use of Theatre of the Oppressed techniques through his classes and annual week-long intensive trainings since the early 1990′s. Marc is also a dedicated father of 3 beautiful boys.