• The Rotunda (map)
  • 4014 Walnut St
  • Philadelphia, PA, 19104
  • United States

Like iconic photographs from history, a still image onstage can illustrate the inner workings of a heated situation. In this three-part workshop we will play “The Great Game of Power”, a technique from Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed in which we make sculptures out of everyday objects to illustrate conflicts and struggles faced by those around us. When we add ourselves as actors into the picture, scenes spring to life as debates between people and politicians, friends and neighbors, and family members who can’t quite see eye-to-eye. We’ll enrich this work with some readings and discussions and create opportunities to carry our scenarios not just to the stage, but to the actual people and places embroiled in conflict.

Sessions are Nov 3, 10 and 17 from 7-9 PM. Free to anyone who can attend all three parts. To register, click the button on the right.


This workshop is part of the Medium Theatre Company's Triptych project in conjunction with Philadelphia Theatre of the Oppressed.