A Boal Workshop with Teresa Veramendi | February 4, 2017

Feb 4, 2017
10am - 1.30pm
CSRPC, 5733 S University Ave

free and open to the public; facebook event

Join us in an open space of dialogue and action aimed at devising tangible ways to fight the oppressive forces in our communities. Using Theatre of the Oppressed techniques, we will engage in embodied explorations of current events and brainstorm new solutions. Relating and resonating with one another's perceptions, and sharing the wisdom of our communal experience, we will rehearse our collective liberation.
 
While this is a creative and physical practice, no experience is necessary. All are welcome to participate and observe in the ways that best support their process. Augusto Boal - Brazilian theatrical director, theorist, writer, and teacher - created the practice of Theatre of the Oppressed as a democratic, activist, community-oriented social theatre practice.
 
About the Facilitator:
A graduate of the Tisch Drama Department at New York University, Teresa Veramendi also received her Master’s degree in Performance Studies from NYU while she performed and wrote theatre Off-Off- Broadway. Since co-founding Theatre of the Oppressed Chicago in 2012, Veramendi has facilitated over one hundred Theatre of the Oppressed workshops on diverse topics such as class, education, race, electoral politics, and career transitions, in various settings and cities around the country. Veramendi has established herself as a theatre maker, slam poet, teaching artist, community facilitator, and administrator in higher education.
 
Organized by Danielle Roper (2016-17 Provosts Postdoctoral Scholar) as part of the Winter 2017 course "Theatre and Performance in Latin America."  
 
Photograph by Sean O'Brien


Presented in partnership with the CRES Talks series of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, and Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

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This venue is physically accessible and has a gender-neutral restroom. Please contact the CSRPC at 773.702.8063 with any questions or accommodation requests.