"The Wildcard Workbook" in the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal!Sep. 11, 2023
We're in Volume 7 of the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal! This short article by Katy Rubin (TONYC's Founder & Former Executive Director), Liz Morgan (TONYC's Director of Training & Pedagogy), and Sulu LeoNimm (TONYC's Executive Director) introduces The Wildcard Workbook and discusses the journey to translating the core ethics of Theatre of the Oppressed into a resource for all kinds of facilitators. It also reflects on TONYC's collaboration process and the ways the workbook may be useful for practitioners.
From Katy, Liz, and Sulu: "In our years of practice, we wished for a book we couldn’t yet find: a truly accessible, visual, and interactive guide that could prepare us to work with a community in real-time. That was the spark [for The Wildcard Workbook], and the values of the project grew from there."
The Wildcard Workbook: A Practical Guide for Jokering Forum Theatre is a resource for facilitators of all kinds looking for new ways to bring fun, creativity, and critical thinking into their work! Why Wildcard? Because to be a “Joker” in the Theatre of the Oppressed is to play many different roles and to navigate uncertainty with joy. Written by experienced Jokers from Theatre of the Oppressed NYC (TONYC), this workbook is a graphic, interactive, and accessible guide to inspire and support facilitation and difficultation in many contexts.