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April 12 Recap: The Runaround

by Flora Newbigin, Programme Delivery Manager at Cardboard Citizens  

‘The Runaround’, a Forum Theatre performance exploring injustices in the health care system, was my first taste of the fantastic work of TONYC. I am visiting New York from London, where I work with Cardboard Citizens, a theatre company and charity working with homeless and ex-homeless individuals. Like TONYC, Cardboard Citizens work is rooted in Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed methodology and so I was keen to see familiar methods of Forum Theatre in action in a different context.

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Introducing: Our Legislative Theatre Report!

Our resident Joker and Creative Advocacy Coordinator Rebecca Kelly-Golfman breaks down the impact of our recently released Legislative Theatre Report. This report collects and chronicles the last five years of our Legislative Theatre work, and dives deep into what can happen next, with contributions from government officials, advocates, and community artists. We assess the work and its impact, and propose solutions to our own roadblocks.

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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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Rent from us!


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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