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Internet - Protest Drama, Applied Theater, and Ensemble Theater
“The theater itself is not revolutionary: it is a rehearsal for the revolution.”
Allentown Public Theater
In Schools. In Public Health. In the Neighborhoods. On Stage.
"Current Activities: In coming year, Allentown Public Theatre will continue its a special relationship with Basement Poetry as part of our resident ensemble in 2020. APT’s team of artists played a strong role in the recent production of Heal performed at the IceHouse in Bethlehem. In the coming months, the company looks forward to reprising their production of For Colored Girls with Promise Neighborhoods as a collaboration between APT actors and community performers."
Theatre that Transforms.
Theatre of the Oppressed in NYC (TONYC)
"Theatre of the Oppressed NYC partners with community members at local organizations to form theatre troupes. These troupes devise and perform plays based on their challenges confronting economic inequality, racism, and other social, health and human rights injustices. After each performance, actors and audiences engage in theatrical brainstorming – called Forum Theatre – with the aim of catalyzing creative change on the individual, community, and political levels."
1. Beautiful Trouble's Theatre of the Oppressed
page. Includes Further Insights, Related Tactics, Related Principles, Related Theories, Related Case Studies, Related Practitioners
2. Mandala Center for Change | Theatre of the Oppressed
including a list with descriptions of Theatre of the Oppressed techniques.
Protest Plays Project
"Protest Plays Project began as a means of identifying and sharing protest inspired short plays via the New Play Exchange. It has since moved forward with additional initiatives…"
Heal the Divide
Heal the Divide on Campus
Nurture the Network
HowlRound Theatre Commons
"HowlRound is a free and open platform for theatremakers worldwide that amplifies progressive, disruptive ideas about the art form and facilitates connection between diverse practitioners."
Bread & Puppet
“We are the Bread & Puppet Theater because we offer good old sourdough rye bread together with a great variety of puppetshows, some good, some not so good, but all for the good and against the bad. The art of puppetry helps women, men and children alike to overcome the established order and the obsessive submission to its politics and consequent brutalities.”
Belarus Free Theatre
"Working across borders we create, campaign and educate. We bring a sharper sense of reality to the stage by creating theatre drawn directly from real life as well as presenting contemporary deconstructions of classic works. Our transnational campaigns and theatre educational programmes encourage people to find their own voice within society and to develop a deeper engagement with social and political issues."
BP or not BP? (Reclaim Shakespeare Company)
"A theatrical protest group that creatively takes back the cultural spaces that BP has appropriated, and through performance uses them to expose the unethical nature of oil sponsorship. We were formed in response to BP’s sponsorship of the World Shakespeare Festival and the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2012."
Internet - Drama Therapy, Clown Therapy, Psychodrama, and Playback Theatre
North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA)
"Drama Therapy is an active, experiential approach to facilitating change. Through storytelling, projective play, purposeful improvisation, and performance, participants are invited to rehearse desired behaviors... and perform the change they wish to be and see in the world."
Geese Theatre Company (UK)
"Creating stimulating and innovative issue-based theatre and training solutions to facilitate choice, responsibility and change within Criminal Justice and Social Welfare settings."
Torrissen, Wenche, and Theo Stickley. "Participatory theatre and mental health recovery: a narrative inquiry." Perspectives in public health 138.1 (2018): 47-54.
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Cedar Crest College Playwrights
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