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Training Dates for 2021

  • March 8 - April 1, 2021: Building Forum Scenes Online (Registration Closed)
  • April 2 - May 21, 2021: Online Games for Non-Actors, Zoom Icebreakers and Other Facilitation Hacks (details below(Registration Closed)

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(CLOSED) Building Forum Scenes Online 

Dates: 8 sessions beginning March 8, 2021 ending April 1, 2021

Time: Mondays & Thursdays, 5p - 7:30p EST

Location: Zoom

Facilitators: This online training will be co-facilitated by a team of jokers led by Liz Morgan

Whether you’re an experienced Theatre of the Oppressed practitioner looking for ways to adapt in-person techniques to a digital performance platform or you’ve never taken any training in Forum Theatre, this workshop is for you!

This (Re)Introduction to Forum Theatre is for community organizers, artists and engaged community members who plan to apply Forum Theatre to engage groups in action towards social change. Participants will experience TONYC's process of creating forum troupes and engaging spect-actors in online Forum Theatre. This training will share brand new content that TONYC is using in video and audio rehearsals.

During the workshop, participants will build and perform Forum Theatre scenes. This includes playing our Zoom-adapted Theatre of the Oppressed games; telling and choosing stories of oppression; asynchronous assignments in Aesthetics of the Oppressed to explore the story and the issues; and applying rehearsal exercises. We will examine the theory and politics of the work while staying firmly rooted in practice. Participants will have the opportunity to practice jokering their own Forum scenes as well. We will take time to address a variety of questions that arise when facilitating this work. Participants will receive several resources from the training including 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.

For any questions about this training, please contact Liz Morgan at [email protected] To receive updates about future trainings, sign up for our mailing list at: http://www.tonyc.nyc/newsletter

Rates: 

This training is priced on a sliding scale.  You can apply to pay based on your financial means, the value you wish to receive, or your desire to support.

  • Standard Rate: $400.00
  • Half-Price Scholarship rate: $200.00 (limited availability)
  • Supportive rate: $600.00 (for those who have the personal privilege or institutional backing to subsidize our wider community learning)
  • Payment information: A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to reserve your spot. The balance of your workshop fee is due 2 weeks before the training. Advance payment of workshop fees supports TONYC in opening spots to people on the waiting list. If your access to funds means you need a payment plan or adjusted payment schedule, please contact Liz Morgan at [email protected]

Application: The application process closed on Feb 3.  

Applicants will need to confirm their spot and send a non-refundable $50 deposit by February 15th. Training fees paid to TONYC are non-refundable during the 7 days before the training, and may not be credited to a future training. Exceptions will be considered at TONYC's discretion. Link: 

  • If a group or organization is planning to apply for a group of participants, please submit individual applications, and include your affiliation in the “About Me” section. You are welcome to email Liz Morgan at [email protected] with questions about applications and payment. 

(CLOSED) Online Games for Non-Actors, Zoom Icebreakers and Other Facilitation Hacks

Dates: 8 session workshop starting April 2nd ending May 21st (plus a bonus invite to the Building Forum Scenes Online Showcase on March 29th!)

Time: Fridays, 10a - 12p EST

Location: Zoom

Facilitators: Liz Morgan, Spark LeoNimm, Gariyana Williams, Donnay Edmund 

*Note: We strongly prefer that participants attend the entirety of the training. 

Description:  Have you been facilitating online workshops during this pandemic? Are you looking for a community of Theatre of the Oppressed practitioners to skillshare with? This workshop might be for you!

“Online Games for Non-Actors…” will focus on how to use the technique of “Jokering” to spark liberated discussions about power, systems of oppression and identity using virtual adaptations of theatre exercises.

Participants will: 

  • Reflect on their own facilitation practice and engage in a rigorous exploration of how to bring our best selves to digital spaces and places based on three essential elements of jokering: accuracy, style and ethics. 
  • Discuss the adjustments necessary to meet the needs of different communities online.
  • Participants will learn, create and teach-back new games, share roadblocks they've experienced, and receive feedback from the TONYC jokers and fellow workshop participants. 
  • Review and deepen knowledge of the theory and politics that are the foundation of TO.
  • Ask questions. Access resources. Build networks.

This workshop is best suited for individuals with prior facilitation experience. 

Rates: This training is priced on a sliding scale.  You can apply to pay based on your financial means, the value you wish to receive, or your desire to support.

  • Standard Rate: $400.00
  • Half-Price Scholarship rate: $200.00 (limited availability)
  • Supportive rate: $600.00 (for those who have the personal privilege or institutional backing to subsidize our wider community learning)
  • Payment information: A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to reserve your spot. 

Application: Submit by February 22

If accepted, please confirm your participation by March 12. Training fees paid to TONYC are non-refundable during the 7 days before the training, and may not be credited to a future training. Exceptions will only be considered at TONYC's discretion. 

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