TONYC Festival 2023: Workshop: "Answering the Call"

Update as of Friday, September 29, 10:30am ET: Answering the Call Workshop has been postponed due to inclement weather. Registered attendees have been contacted via email. As of right now, TONYC is planning to proceed with Saturday's scheduled festival lineup. We hope to see you there!

The joker-actors of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC’s Rapid Response Troupe will model how they design and prepare TO presentations for non-theatrical events in collaboration with NYC’s activist, academic, and social justice communities. This includes an evaluation of the performance opportunity, selection of games and scenes from their repertoire that will engage and activate the spect-actors based on location, event size, and the relationship of the spect-actors to the scene topic, and who will take on which roles, based on availability.

TONYC raises grant funding so that the troupe can show up for critical events, at no cost or sliding scale (based on access to resources). The Troupe was launched in 2018 with the intention that directly impacted actors could receive a call and gather quickly to facilitate games and perform to a variety of gatherings: a rally, a demonstration, a hearing, a school walkout, you name it.

Please note: This event is in-person only.

Photo/video disclaimer: Theatre of the Oppressed NYC reserves the right to use any photos and/or videos taken at this event. TONYC also reserves the right to use any photos and/or videos without the written permission of those included within the image or recording. Photos and videos may be media-produced, used, or contracted by TONYC. This includes but is not limited to websites, social media, blogs, presentations, and other TONYC materials. Any person attending who does not wish to have their image recorded for distribution should make their wishes known to the photographer/videographer and event staff.

COVID policy: For the safety of our actors, facilitators, staff, and panelists, this event requires masks for all audience members and participants. Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided.

Rates for this workshop are on a sliding scale from $15-$75. Please select the tier that feels appropriate for you based on your financial means, the value you wish to receive, or your desire to support TONYC.

This event is part of the 2023 Theatre of the Oppressed NYC Festival.


September 29, 2023 at 1:00pm - 4pm
357 W 36th St
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018
United States
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Max Raymond ·

Will you come?

$75.00 Price Tier 1
$60.00 Price Tier 2
$45.00 Price Tier 3
$30.00 Price Tier 4
$15.00 Price Tier 5

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