Performance Art

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts” —  William Shakespere 
Theater — Skits and other Presentations
Theater of the Oppressed

Theater of the Oppressed

Theater of the Oppressed provides tools for people to explore collective struggles, analyze their history and present circumstances, and then experiment with inventing a new future together through theater. This web-site offers an arsenal of theater techniques to motivate people, restore true dialogue, and create space for participants to rehearse taking action.

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Improvisation Drama on Race

Improvisation Drama on Race

Improvisation is a kind of activity where without preparation, participants are asked to create a scene, speak, act, react. The basics are provided: Who, What, Where and initial interaction to get things started. Try this one out between Person of color-Church member, Church Board President
and other Church member including allies of both person of color and president:

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Called to Heal a Broken World

Called to Heal a Broken World

As we feel a call to heal a broken world, how can we really be effective? Where does the destruction came from? With people trying to fix things with disparate sometimes confused tactics how can any climate change repair happen? With humor and simplicity this skit addresses these questions.

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Sisters of the Light

Sisters of the Light

Sisters of the Light was a women’s multi-cultural spiritual group int he 1990’s. Among other things, they would present stories of six primarily Wampanoag, and Quaker women from Cape Cod history one of them being abolitionist Quaker, Lucretia Mott.

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Actions — Guerrilla Theatre

“The theater itself is not revolutionary: it is a rehearsal for the revolution.” —Augusto Boal

Burying the N-Word

Burying the N-Word

Burying the N-Word was an action initiated by NAACP in 2007. It was spearheaded by NAACP National Board Chairman Julian Bond, (who was an almamarter of George School).  James Varner recreated this action at New England Yearly Meeting in 2008. ......... Instructions:...

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Shake and Say

Shake and Say

Take any sort of plastic containers with lids

Fill some ½ full, others 2/3rd, others ¾ with dried beans (any kind) (different kinds of containers, beans and different fill levels make different sounds) Especially if working with kids you can have them decorate the containers Hand them out to people in the group

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Secret Quotes

Secret Quotes

Another easy action. Find some interesting, poignant and powerful quotes from a person of color that your community admires.

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Inner Souls

Inner Souls

This is a simple action. Buy cheap inner soles. Print out in big type and formatted so it will fit on the inner sole multiple copies of phrases such as:
An Inner Soul On A Journey Of Healing,

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Dear White People

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James, Rachel, Dragon

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Three Candles

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