Training: Forum Theatre for Community Action

Forum Theatre for Community Action

(Level 2 Joker Training)

Dates: August 26-28, 2022: 11am-6pm each day

*Note: We strongly prefer that participants attend the entirety of the training. 

Location: Lower East Side, NYC (Address/details will be sent to confirmed participants). Proof of vaccination will be required to attend this training.)

Facilitators: Sulu LeoNimm, Adama Diallo

Description:  This workshop provides the opportunity for facilitators to reflect on their facilitation in community with Theatre of the Oppressed practitioners, and engage in a rigorous exploration of how to incorporate anti-oppression methodology inside of the work of Theatre of the Oppressed. Participants will lead Forum Theatre games and exercises, share roadblocks they've experienced, and receive feedback from the TONYC jokers and fellow workshop participants. This workshop is best suited for individuals with prior facilitation experience.

Participants will: 

  • Evaluate your practice based on three essential elements of jokering: accuracy, style and ethics. Discuss the adjustments necessary to meet the needs of different communities and to support health & safety.
  • Practice facilitating games, learn from the feedback of other participants participants and have the opportunity to give and receive constructive feedback.
  • Practice jokering a forum scene, and receive constructive feedback.
  • Review and deepen knowledge of the theory and politics that are the foundation of TO.
  • Ask questions. Access resources. Build networks.

Rates are on a sliding scale between $200-600 dollars. You can apply to pay based on your financial means, the value you wish to receive, or your desire to support.

Note: The standard rate for this training is $450. Payment above the standard is a supportive rate that allows us to make this training accessible to those who cannot contribute the standard rate at this time. TONYC will not be evaluating your needs to determine your pay rate.  We are asking each individual to make an honest self-assessment of their own needs as well as economic/institutional privilege to select their own fee with integrity and mindfulness. 

Application: Applications will close after July 25th. Those who apply by that date will receive a response that week. Link:

A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to reserve your spot. The balance of your workshop fee is due 2 weeks before the training. Advance payment of workshop fees supports TONYC in opening spots to people on the waiting list. If your access to funds means you need a payment plan or adjusted payment schedule, please contact Liz at [email protected]

Training fees paid to TONYC are non-refundable during the 7 days before the training, and may not be credited to a future training. Exceptions will only be considered at TONYC's discretion. 

August 26, 2022 at 11:00am - August 29, 2022
Lower East Side
Liz Morgan ·

Theatre of the Oppressed NYC
758 8th Ave, Suite 300
New York, NY 10036
(646) 504-4582
[email protected]

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