Rise & Fight for Creative Change: Upcoming Events & New Faces

Nov. 21, 2016

At Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, we have been organizing and strategizing with our partners, actors, and audiences.

Together, we are working to fight systemic oppression, energized by your actions and words over the last week. With you, we can create and sustain spaces to share resources, and rehearse and implement change. We invite you to tune in and turn out with us in this moment and beyond.

Together, we will rise. Together, we will fight. Together, we will make concrete creative change.

See you in action,
The TONYC Team

Upcoming FREE Events

• On Tuesday, November 22nd at 7pm, catch the Housing Works troupe's last showing of Some Things $ Can't Buy, a multimedia forum play addressing healthcare access for trans women
• Monday, December 5th - Tune In & Turn Out @ The Judson: TONYC Community Sharing 
• Thursday, December 15th - Performance: Red Hook Center for Court Innovation Troupe @ TBA
• Saturday, December 17th - Performance: AIDS Center of Queens County Troupe @ Immigrant Movement International Corona
• Monday, December 19th - Performance: AIDS Center of Queens County Troupe @ Queens Library Astoria


#TuneInTurnOut around the city

• Saturday, December 3rd & Saturday, December 10th: FREE Self-Defense for LGBTQ Adults
• Sunday, December 4th: The fight to #CLOSErikers is not over! Mobilize with us for JustLeadershipUSA's Vigil at Gracie Mansion

Introducing new staff & board members!

Megan Fountain, Joker
As a community organizer, Megan has spent the last ten years using legal action, community action and art to build power with the Latinx immigrant community, to challenge worker exploitation and injustices in the prison-legal-immigration system. Theatre of the Oppressed is her favorite tool because it allows communities to reflect, act, analyze, build solidarity and create collectively.

Nivia Marrero Rolón, Joker
Nivia Marrero Rolón was born and raised in Jayuya Puerto Rico. She holds a BA in Theatre Education from the University of Puerto Rico and an MA in Applied Theatre from The School of Professional Studies in New York City. She works as an Early Childhood and Elementary Spanish and theater teacher. Nivia has also worked with the Latino youth of New York exploring themes of cultural identity through theatre.

Rebecca Golfman, Joker
Rebecca Kelly Golfman is an actor, activist, and racial justice educator dedicated to using art as a tool for social justice. Currently, she is an Adjunct Professor at Wagner College teaching the course Race, Art, and Activism and co-founder of the NYC Artists of Color Collective. Rebecca has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance from Wagner College and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Storm Thomas, Joker
Storm Thomas is a playwright, performance artist, puppeteer, educator and award winning poet. Storm performed in the Off-Broadway production of Futurity (Mandolin) and was featured on the Season 3 premier of Lexus Verses and Flow. Storm has an MFA in Theater from Sarah Lawrence College and teaches with Theatre of the Oppressed NYC.

Christina Hsu, Board Member
Christina Hsu is a marketing professional with a diverse background in both non-profit and for-profit sectors. She is passionate about strategic marketing, people development, and entrepreneurship. Currently, she is the Marketing Director at Flex Pharma and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Sharon Polli, Board Member
Sharon is Chief Revenue Strategist at BRIC, Brooklyn’s leading presenter of free cultural programming, where she is charged with developing long-term strategies to ensure BRIC can continue to make cultural programming accessible and provide substantial support to artists. Sharon also served as Deputy Executive Director of Groundswell, New York City’s leading community public art organization.

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