The workshops, a component of Art for Social Change, the educational and outreach program of Penumbra Theatre Company, encourage thought, dialogue and action around issues of representation and social justice through the use of improvisation, storytelling, forum theatre, and facilitated break-away sessions.
In conjunction with the RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit, Penumbra invites you to participate in an active and creative forum for dialogue and discussion around issues raised by the exhibit. Facilitators use theatrical techniques established by theorist and activist Augusto Boal to encourage participants to question, constructively criticize, and problem-solve. By sharing experiences, participants empower one another and discover universal truths through the specificity of their own lives. The process does not try to make everyone equal; it strives for balance. It celebrates human difference, recognizes cultural nuance, and invites everyone to participate in the creation of something none of us could do alone.
Penumbra is nationally acclaimed for its mission driven art - art for social change, art that is critical, forceful and demands response, art that creates and sustains a community. For 30 years, Penumbra has been the safe place where powerful and provocative art stimulates open and honest dialogue around issues of race. Welcome to the discussion!
The Public Workshops
There will be four workshops:
- Saturday, February 24, 2007, 1-3 p.m.
- Saturday, March 31, 2007, 1-3 p.m.
- Saturday, April 14, 2007, 1-3 p.m.
- Saturday, April 28, 2007, 1-3 p.m.
Please note: All four workshops are full and registrations are closed. To schedule an additional two-hour workshop for 30 participants, ages 12 years and up, please contact Penumbra Theatre at (651) 224-3180. The fee per workshop is $1,200.
For more information about Penumbra Theatre, visit www.penumbratheatre.org.