FW: Oct 23rd TOL performance
ASUW Womens Action Coalition
asuwomn at u.washington.edu
Tue Oct 13 09:44:49 PDT 1998
Something for you artistic minded people . . .
October 11, 1998
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Seattle Public Theater (206) 328-4848
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to
improve the world." -- Anne Frank
Theater of Liberation
Play and Practice for REAL LIFE CHANGE!
The Seattle Public Theater begins its 11th season with: "Women Dancing: a
Theater of Liberation Performance for Women and Men." This event marks the
return of SPT's monthly "Theater of Liberation" (TOL) studio series and
features SPT's newly expanded multi-cultural TOL Ensemble. Part performance,
part community dialogue, this unique interactive event will take place on
Friday, October 23rd at 8:00 PM. It will be held at the Seattle Public
Theater home studio -- 915 E. Pine St. -- 4th floor. (1/2 block East of
B'way) Admission is by donation; no one will be turned away for lack of
funds. Seating is limited so reservations are strongly recommended.
Call SPT at 328-4848.
TOL offers audience members the opportunity to see their own stories come
alive and then watch as others explore and improvise innovative, touching,
and possibly effective ways of facing the challenges presented. This
experience can be deeply moving, joyful, intense, or hilarious while leaving
participants with richer awareness and a greater belief in their ability to
effect change in their own lives. Themes from recent perform-ances have
included: Racism, Family, Workplace Issues, Sexual Harassment, Religion,
Addiction, Lovers, Diversity, and Creating Dreams. Tonight we explore Women's
Voices, Women's Lives.
"Theater of Liberation" is based on the ground breaking Theater of the
Oppressed work of Brazilian visionary, Augusto Boal, and uses theater as a
tool to effect personal, social, and political change. Originally developed
in Latin America to help people explore solutions to their own problems, it is
now used all over the world for social and political activism, conflict
resolution, community building, and therapy. Seattle Public Theater is a
unique and national leader in this work and offers classes, workshops,
residencies, and performances in a wide variety of settings.
For more information contact:
Seattle Public Theater (206) 328-4848
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