[The actors’] raw performances, all depicting different forms of discrimination, created a powerful shared experience between them and the audience. - Huffington Post

The Actors aren’t actors, the plays are really meant as dress rehearsals for real life, and before the curtains come down the audience takes the stage as ‘spect-actors’. - New York Daily News

"Through political theater, young participants explore the arts while developing their political identities – which, collectively, empowers them and their audiences to become change makers in their communities." - NYC Council Member, Carlos Menchaca, District 38

For press inquiries, contact Katie Diamond: [email protected] / 646-504-4582

Theatre of the Oppressed Focuses on Hostile High School Experiences
Red Hook Star-Revue, December 4, 2018

This Political Theater Troupe Puts Sexual Harassment and LGBTQ Rights Center Stage
BKReader, November 6, 2018

Forecasting Art and Social Justice
The Brooklyn Rail, July 11, 2018

A Theater's Long Fight to Find a Home in Manhattan
CityLab, May 9, 2018

Brooklyn Students Use ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’ to Explore Solutions to Gun Violence
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, April 30, 2018

Trans Youth Use Theater to Raise Awareness and Change Policy
Yes! Magazine, November 7, 2017

Theatre of the Oppressed NYC's Katy Rubin and Devyn Mañibo on the Importance of Fun in Community Engagement
Philanthropy NY, June 22, 2017

In Theatre of the Oppressed, youth become protagonists of their own dramas
Red Hook Star-Revue, June 20, 2017

Arts & Ideas New Haven shows aim to bring social change, consciousness out of chaos
New Haven Register, June 9, 2017

In NYC, Activism Begins With Lessons In Theater
NPR Code Switch, May 31, 2017

Legislative Theatre Festival w/ Theatre of the Oppressed NYC
BK Live, May 9, 2017

Social Justice Forecast
MTV News, May 5, 2017

Festival Examines Discrimination in New Yorkers' Lives
Broadway World, April 30, 2017

6 Theatre Workers You Should Know
American Theatre, April 6, 2017

New Yorkers are really pissed about another subway fare hike
New York Post, March 19, 2017

Teachers Get Schooled, Backstage
New Haven Independent, February 28, 2017

As Broadway Gentrifies, Actors Slip Through the Cracks
The Village Voice, January 11, 2017

Theatre of the Oppressed NYC is changing the world through the power of theater
NowThis, October 16, 2016

Broadway for Black Lives Matter... and Off-Off-Broadway Too
Howlround, July 2016

Changing the Story of Homelessness
AltMedia Australia, July 16, 2016

Acting Out Their Demands, Advocates Take the Stage to Influence NYC Policy
City Limits, May 26, 2016

Live performance from Theatre of the Oppressed NYC | BK Live
BRIC TV, April 26, 2016

Festival tackles homelessness, housing access through plays based on actors' real struggles
Metro NY, April 25, 2016

Sunset Park Community Theatre Troupe to Tackle Social Justice Issues at St. Michael's Parish
Sunset Park Voice, April 7, 2016

Rethinking culture and community in New York City
Satellite Magazine, August 2015

Theatre of the Oppressed, Legislators Listen
WNYC: The Brian Lehrer Show, June 2, 2015

Theatre of the Oppressed NYC uses theatre to address social justice
Creative Exchange, May 26, 2015

Belarus Free Theatre and Theatre of the Oppressed NYC in Conversation at La MaMa
CULTUREBOT, May 17, 2015

Katy Rubin & Majorie LaPointe: Theatre of the Oppressed
CUNY TV: One to One with Sheryl McCarthy
May 6, 2015

Island Students Highlight Social Issues at Theatre Festival
NY1 News, May 7, 2015

Sustained Collaboration from St. Louis to NYC: Not Just a Moment
Theatre of the Oppressed Brings Healing Art to St. Louis
UMSL Blog, March 19, 2015

14 Theatrical Plans to Change the World
American Theatre Magazine, December 2014

The Power of ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’
The Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 2014

Covenant House Preps for First Play by Homeless Youth
DNAinfo, November 14, 2014

The Play's the Thing? Homeless Transgender Youth Act Their Way Toward Justice
Slate, June 11, 2014

Can't Get Right
EXEUNT Magazine, June 11, 2014

Solidarity Through Stories: Theatre of the Oppressed NYC
Working Narratives Blog, June 11, 2014

Housing Works Theatre Troupe Does Onstage Advocacy at Legislative Theatre Festival
Housing Works AIDS Issues Update Blog, June 9, 2014

Acting as Action
Working Narratives Blog, June 4, 2014

Theatre of the Oppressed NYC Explores Racism, Profiling Via Legislative Theatre, May 31, 2014

How a Trans Woman Inspired Real Reform Through Her Art
The Huffington Post, May 28, 2014

Pulling Back the Curtain on Racial Profiling
New York Daily News, Daily Politics Blog, May 27, 2014

Can't Get Rights But Can Get a Voice
NY City Lens, March 8, 2014

#Trayvon: Can't Get Right
tcg circle, February 2014

QJC Participants Renovate a Community Theatre and Stage an Original Performance
CASES Blog, February 2014

Students Create Documentaries in Media & Concentration Course
Milano School Graduate Program in International Affairs, February 11, 2014

World AIDS Day Event and Theatre of the Oppressed Experience
Transdiaspora Network Intern Blog, December 13, 2013

Nonprofit Offers Creative Assistance
Crain's New York Business, December 15, 2013

Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer is Honored by Theater of the Oppressed NYC
Jimmy Van Bramer Newsletter, October 22, 2013

Using Theatre to Promote Social Justice and Inspire Transformative Action
Ethics and Society, Fordham University Center for Ethics Education, October 21, 2013

Partnering with Eileen Fisher (from The pARTnership Movement)
ARTSblog, October 17, 2013

Concrete Justice in DUMBO Arts Fest 
Featured on NY1, September 27, 2013

Circus Built from Concrete/ Circo Se Construye de Concreto
Manhattan Times News, September 18, 2013

Taking the Stage
The New Journal, September 7, 2013

All the World's a Stage
Gay City News, July 16, 2013

With Eye to the Future, Play Looks at Spofford’s Past
The Hunt's Point Express, May 18, 2013

Legislators Join LGBT Homeless Youth in Theatre Performance
Metro, May 16, 2013

The People's Theatre
Next Mag, May 8, 2013

Local Residents Perform in "Memories of the Future," A Play Exploring Sentiment about Spofford Youth Jail
Daily News, May 5, 2013

TONYC Interview on the ArtsyFartsyShow
WBAI, April 30, 2013

Spring to Action Festival 2013: Gay NYC Youth, City Officials Join Forces in Theatre Project
Huffington Post, April 19, 2013

Park Bench Prophet Draws "Spect-actors"
New Haven Independent, February 4, 2013

Once Upon a Time in the Bronx: Theatre of the Oppressed Explores Violence, Family Life
The Village Voice, April 29, 2012

JAY-Z and 5 Lessons Artists Teach Entrepreneurs
Forbes, February 16, 2012

Theater Troupe Mourns the Loss of Tony Horton, Homeless Actor Who Lived Underground
The Village Voice, February 10th, 2012

Theatre of the Oppressed Brings Homeless Actors to the Stage Tonight
The Village Voice, February 6th, 2012

Brooklyn Edges: LGBT Youth Relive Real Drama on Stage
City Limits, February 6th, 2012

Theater Helps People with HIV Face "Big Apple" Challenges
Housing Works AIDS Issues Update Blog, November 16th, 2011

Photo of the Day
Yahoo News, November 4th, 2011

Obra Teatral Ayuda a Superar el Trauma de la Deportacion
Univision, November 4th, 2011

Katy Rubin, Theatre of the Oppressed, and "El Circo de la Immigracion"
Culturalkarma, October, 2011

Plays Focus on the Struggles of Immigrants
Daily News, October 20th, 2011

Interview with Katy Rubin (Theatre of the Oppressed NYC)
Searching for Chet Baker, October 10th, 2011

Qual Foi a Viagem?!
Lindenberg & Life, Fall 2011 pg 74

What They Do for Love
Bostonia, Fall 2011 

From the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict to Homelessness: Theater to Repair the World
Tikkun Daily, September 27th, 2011

Eileen Fisher Program Inspires Next Generation of Women Leaders
Rivertowns Patch, July 25th, 2011

No Stretch for Actors who Play Homeless
Our Town, June 15th, 2011

On the Streets: The Real Deal (Hellter Shelter)
Gay City News, June 9th, 2011

Get Oppressed: A Chat with Katy Rubin
New Haven Theater Jerk, June 3rd, 2011

Artistic Director Katy Rubin Receives Theatre Communications Group Global Connection Grant
Broadway World, May 25th, 2011

Interactive Theater Explores Issues of Immigration and Oppression
Manhattan Times, February 11th, 2011

Let Me In! Dejame Entrar! Premieres TONIGHT!
The Uptown Collective Blog, February 10th, 2011

Collaborative Theater Hopes to Bridge Divide Between Upper Manhattan Residents Manhattan Local News, February 9th, 2011

Weekend Miser
New York Times, February 3rd, 2011

Action Theatre - Immigration Takes Center Stage
Manhattan Times, September 7th, 2010