Theater of the Oppressed and Playback Theater
Saturday, October 14 — 2:00-6:00 pm
(AND dinner 6:30 -8:30 after workshop)
Sunday, October 15 — 2:00-6:00 pm
Spring Fall Studio, 2547 8th Street - Bay 2, Studio #20 Berkeley, CA 94710
This Theater Intensive will strengthen, broaden and inform our community of politically-minded artists. Using Forum, Image, Playback and other practices we will learn techniques to advance our individual and collective work. This weekend workshop is a part of the fall season of the Collaborative Liberation Arts Workshop Series (CLAWS). Our collaborating artists will be creating and rehearsing an exciting fusion of storytelling, theater and dance, exploring ancestry and migration in a work provisionally titled Kindred Voices. (More info.)
Facilitator Jiwon Chung is a professional actor, director, and a key theorist of Theater of the Oppressed. He teaches at Starr King School at the Graduate Theological Union, and the Berkeley Repertory Theater School. The focus of his work is in the application of theater as a tool for social and political change, using Theater of the Oppressed to challenge, resist, and transform systemic oppression and structural violence and to redress large scale historical atrocity and injustice. His approach to performance and social change is informed by his background as veteran, martial artist, and three decades of vipassana meditation.
For additional sliding scale options visit: http://www.reimaginerpe.org/CLAWS/sliding-scale