Artistic Practice Workshop 2

CoPA Cross-Disciplinary: Entrepreneurship

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Legislative Theater Workshop

Fall 2018

Taught By: Diane Ragsdale

Section: A

CRN: 7899

Credits: 1

This workshop, which is open to all graduate students at The New School (and juniors/seniors with special permission), is led by Katy Rubin, founding director of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC (TONYC). Theatre of the Oppressed NYC (TONYC) bases its work on a methodology created in the 1970s by the legendary Brazilian theatre director and activist Augusto Boal, who was himself inspired by Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed. As a form of activism and artistic practice, Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed is now used in over 70 countries around the world. Theatre of the Oppressed NYC partners with community members at local organizations to form theatre troupes. These troupes devise and perform plays based on their challenges confronting economic inequality, racism, and other social, health and human rights injustices. After each performance, actors and audiences engage in theatrical brainstorming – called Forum Theatre – with the aim of catalyzing creative change on the individual, community, and political levels. With this workshop you will get the opportunity (over 2 days) to participate in a model Legislative Theatre session, from play to policy proposals to debate and voting; learn about successful impact on policy development and civic engagement through the Legislative Theatre process in New York City; and discuss applications for interactive, theatrical, fun and accessible policy-making in city governments, schools, neighborhoods and other institutions. Registration for this workshop includes attendance at a Legislative Theatre Event on gender, racial and education justice produced by TONYC at an offsite location in Brooklyn (on Thursday, Nov 1 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm). THURSDAY 11:30-2:30, kick-off with Katy Rubin in Stiefel Students work on their own in groups for 2 hours (until 4:30). 4:30-6:30, dinner break and travel to Boro Hall; and Legislative Theatre at Brooklyn Boro Hall on gender, racial and education justice from 6:30-8:30 FRIDAY 10am start, 3:30 or 4pm presentation of their work and mock LT session for peers and faculty, 5:30-6 closing

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Entrepreneurship (CENT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 25

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:10am 1/20/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 11:30am - 4:30pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 400

Date Range: 11/1/2018 - 11/1/2018

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 11/1/2018 - 11/1/2018

Days: Friday

Times: 10:00am - 5:59pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 400

Date Range: 11/2/2018 - 11/2/2018