Gas & Electric Arts 2015
Annual Theatre of the Oppressed Trainings
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Just Act! Our Summer Theatre of the Oppressed Trainings will bring out your ability to overcome societal and self-imposed limits in order to better include and interact with others.

T.O. 1:  Forum Theatre, July 21-26, 2015: For those seeking introductory, immersive training in Forum Theatre
T.O. 2 Theatre of the Oppressed Facilitation Intensive, June 10-13, 2015: Designed for individuals with some T.O. experience looking to hone their facilitation & jokering skills.

Workshops are led by Lisa Jo Epstein, Ph.D., Executive Director and Co-Founder of Gas & Electric Arts in Philadelphia. She is a theatre director, educator, teaching artist and certified citizen planner. Her socially-engaged, theatrical vision for community engagement started taking shape back in the early 1990s when she spent 3 years training in Paris France with Augusto Boal, creator of the Theatre of the Oppressed, and also at the world-renowned Théâtre du Soleil. For more than two decades, Lisa Jo has been a ‘multiplier’ and adapter of Theatre of the Oppressed, using participatory theatre as a vehicle for engaging communities in transformation.

T.O. 1: Forum Theatre
July 21-26, 2015 (6 days)

Our 10th annual Forum Theatre Summer Intensive is geared towards individuals seeking facilitation skills and training in Theatre of the Oppressed techniques to improve their ability to effectively engage diversity issues and community dialogue. Forum Theatre is a participatory theatre technique originated by Augusto Boal that can be applied to all kinds of work committed to social action and transformation—educational, political, creative, cultural and beyond.

T.O. 2: Theatre of the Oppressed 
Facilitation Intensive

June  10 - 13, 2015 (4 days)

Our T.O. 2 Facilitation Intensive is geared towards individuals who already have some Theatre of the Oppressed training and experience but want to hone their skills in T.O. facilitation, in jokering, and in productively leading dialogue about power dynamics & systematic oppression while strengthening group relations and understanding. 

ALL WORKSHOPS will be held at: Summit Presbyterian Church
6757 Greene Street, Philadelphia, PA 19119


$450 - Registration before May 21, 2015
$500 - Registration after May 21

$275 - Register before May 10, 2015
$295 - Register after May 10, 2015

Payment plans are available for those who express a need, please contact


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