TONYC is revamping our public training model to integrate learnings from creating a workbook and facilitating during a pandemic

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The Joker-actors of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC’s Rapid Response Troupe will model how they design and prepare T.O. presentations for non-theatrical events in collaboration with NYC’s activist, academic, and social justice communities. This includes an evaluation of the performance opportunity, selection of games and scenes from their repertoire that will engage and activate the spect-actors based on location, event size, and the relationship of the spect-actors to the scene topic, and who will take on which roles, based on availability.

TONYC raises grant funding so that the troupe can show up for critical events, at no cost or sliding scale (based on access to resources). The Troupe was launched in 2018 with the intention that directly impacted actors could receive a call and gather quickly to facilitate games and perform to a variety of gatherings: a rally, a demonstration, a hearing, a school walkout, you name it.

Please note: This event is in-person only.

Date: December 9th, 2023
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Goddard Riverside (647 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024, US)
Facilitator: Liz Morgan, Director of Training & Pedagogy
Register here.

We get it. Everybody is “Zoomed out,” so we're moving our Games workshop to the real world! Join us at the TONYC Office* for Games: A Deep Dive Into Difficultating and Debriefing.

Looking for a taste of our Level 2 Joker Training? Jump into a short intensive with other facilitators where we’ll share resources and discuss how to evaluate your own facilitator practice while de-mechanizing participants using the exercises you already know. We’ll also chat about what to do when things go wrong and how to plan an agenda for rehearsal or other facilitation settings. Best suited for individuals with some experience facilitating theatre exercises.

*Masks will be required in the space, as well as a temperature/symptom screening.

Please note: This event is in-person only.

Date: December 15th, 2023
Time: 6-8:30pm
Location: TONYC Office (758 8th Ave, Suite 300, New York, NY 10036, US)
Facilitators: Facilitated by: Julián Pimiento & amani huell
Register here.

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