Intro to Forum Theatre (Level 1 Joker Training) 


Intro to Forum Theatre (Level 1 Joker Training) 

Dates: January 11th-13th: Friday-Sunday from 10am-5pm
       ***As this training includes collaborative projects, TONYC prefers that participants attend the days in full.

Location: Long Island City, Queens NY 11101 (Address will be sent to registered workshop participants)

Description: This training is for community organizers, artists, and engaged community members who plan to apply Forum Theatre to their efforts to engage groups in action towards social change. Participants will experience TONYC's process of creating forum troupes in partnership with local groups, and of engaging spect-actors in Forum and Legislative Theatre.

The three day workshop journeys through the process of building and performing a Forum Theatre play from start to finish. This includes playing games from the arsenal of Theatre of the Oppressed; telling and choosing stories of oppression; using Aesthetics of the Oppressed (clean trash sculpture, etc) to explore the story and the issues; and applying rehearsal games. We will examine the theory and politics of the work while staying firmly rooted in practice. Participants have the opportunity to practice jokering a Forum play and teaching back the games to the group. We will take time to address a variety of questions that arise when facilitating this work. At the conclusion of the training, we'll share original Forum plays with friends and colleagues. Participants will receive a packet of notes from the training that includes games, exercises, and an outline for jokering a forum performance.

Please note - because this training is a collaborative process with other members of the workshop, we request that participants attend for the full training time.

*Note for TONYC troupe actors*: TONYC will provide training for our community actors in Forum Theatre troupes in summer 2019. Please contact Liz Morgan for information.

FacilitatorsLiz Morgan & Sulu LeoNimm


— Standard Rate: $400.00 
 Half-Price Scholarship Rate: $200.00
— Payment informationA $50 deposit is required to reserve your spot. The balance of your workshop fee is due by January 4th. Deposits and fees paid to TONYC are non-refundable after December 28th and may not be credited to a future training. Exceptions will be considered at TONYC's discretion.

Application: Please submit an application to attend via this link

— 1st Application deadline: December 9th. After 12/9, applications will remain open and applications will be reviewed within 2 business days. 
 Applicants will be notified on December 13th, and will need to confirm their registration within 7 days.
 If there are spaces available after December 13th, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

For any questions about this training, please contact TS Hawkins at [email protected]. To receive updates about future trainings, sign up for our mailing list at:

January 11, 2019 at 10:00am - January 13, 2019
Sulu LeoNimm ·

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