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February 6 Recap: The Y’all R Broke Foundation

Read a recap of the Ali Forney Center Theatre Troupe's Get Out: Homeless Edition, by our Communications & Design Apprentice, Gariyana!

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Theatre of the Oppressed NYC (TONYC) has a new work-space in midtown Manhattan, with one large, private office space available to rent.

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With One Voice Montreal 2017

By Letitia Bouie and Katy Rubin

Letitia and Katy here, reporting from the plane trip home to NYC, from Montreal. We just wrapped up an exciting and exhausting week-long exchange of arts and homelessness practitioners from Canada, United States and the UK, organized by With One Voice. We are full of ideas, reflections and next-steps, and very grateful to the organizers, Matt and Ellie, for welcoming Theatre of the Oppressed NYC into this international network!

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Apartment Complex: October 5 Recap & Interventions

by Gariyana Williams, Joker-in-Training

The Housing Works Theatre Troupe recently put on Apartment Complex on October 5th at Judson Memorial Church. This show has been worked on for the last year, growing and changing with each performance.

Going from watching the actors while they are rehearsing to actually seeing them perform in front of an audience is completely different experience. Some of the actors improvised the night of the show, like Bill folding up BeBe’s eviction notice into a paper airplane and throwing it up was not planned or practiced but it was great for the show.

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"It's a big light in my life."

by Gariyana Williams

The Housing Works Theatre Troupe is a Theatre of the Oppressed NYC group that meets regularly to discuss, rehearse, and try to change housing discrimination throughout New York City. This troupe has been around for approximately five years and has been working on many plays, such as Nice to Judge You, Some things $ can't buy, The best but not the rest, Blood/Work, The Worm in the Big Apple, and many more. Now the troupe is currently working on a play called Apartment Complex, in which they show their experiences with housing voucher discrimination and other problems tenants face in an apartment building.

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