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UPCOMING TOPLAB WORKSHOPS WINTER - SPRING 2016

For detailed workshop and registration information, see our Events page.


One- and Two-day Intensive Workshops

Saturday, January 30 and Sunday, January 31,
from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm both days

Forum Theater
at Medicine Show Theatre, 549 West 52 Street, New York City

Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28,
from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm both days
Cop-in-the-Head
at Medicine Show Theatre, 549 West 52 Street, New York City

Saturday, March 12,
from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Image Theater
at The Clemente Center/The Fantastic Experimental Latino Theater (FELT), 107 Suffolk Street, room 311, New York City

Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10,
10:00 am to 6:00 pm both days
Rainbow of Desire
at Medicine Show Theatre, 549 West 52 Street, New York City

"I believe that all the truly revolutionary theatrical groups should transfer to the people the means of production in the theater so that the people themselves may utilize them. The theater is a weapon, and it is the people who should wield it. —Augusto Boal

First Wednesdays

An ongoing series of short, three-hour workshops designed for poets, artists and dreamers....and everyone else who is interested in Theater of the Oppressed but are not able to commit to a longer, one- or two-day workshop.

These sessions will take place from 6:00 to 9:00 pm on the first Wednesday of every month:

  • February 3
  • March 2
  • April 6
  • May 4

at The Clemente Center/The Fantastic Experimental Latino Theater (FELT), 107 Suffolk Street, room 311, New York City

All workshops facilitated by Marie-Claire Picher and others TBA

This series of TOPLAB-facilitated study/practice workshops will seek to clarify the political, social and cultural organizing dimensions of Theater of the Oppressed by using games and exercises from the repertory of TO techniques.

If you've been thinking of using Theater of the Oppressed in your political, cultural or creative work these short workshops will offer a good introduction to the techniques and methodology of TO. If you have simply been curious as to what this work is all about now is the time to find out.

No theater or drama experience is necessary; these sessions are open to everyone who has the imagination and passion for reinventing our world. Each session stands alone; come to one, or some or all.

For detailed workshop and registration information, see our Events page.

Please write to toplab.nyc@gmail.com to let us know you will be attending.

We must emphasize: What Brecht does not want is that the spectators continue to leave their brains with their hats upon entering the theater, as do bourgeois spectators." —Augusto Boal