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.
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:
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.
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.