We use interactive theatre, i.e. Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) and Playback Theatre (PT), to explore ways to examine and transform challenges in our lives and society. Using energizing games, engaging exercises, and reflective problem-posing enactments, we shall develop and nurture awareness, empathy, creativity, and collaborative problem-solving skills. Our workshop participants will become active learners who observe, explore, and create change.
TO is a form of popular, community-based education that uses theatre as a tool for problem-posing and change. PT is a form of improvisational theatre in which audience members share stories of their lives and watch them creatively reflected back as instantaneous performances. Both TO and PT aim to help use realize and celebrate our strengths. They also enable us to explore possibilities and opportunities, address difficulties and challenges, and build a sense of community even through difficult times of division and conflict.
Our team has had more than 50 years of collective experience in teaching and facilitating. Jiwon Chung: TO and PT theorist-practitioner Nhina Keim: TO practitioner, and Peace and Conflict Resolution specialist Jim Keim: Family therapist specializing in Trauma and Resilience