The Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory (TOPLAB) presents
An Introduction to the Theater of the Oppressed
a one-day workshop facilitated by Marie-Claire Picher

Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
at The Brecht Forum
451 West Street (West Side Highway at Bank Street, one block north of West Eleventh Street)
New York City

This one-day workshop, designed for people who have been curious about the Theater of the Oppressed (TO) but have not been able to commit to a full weekend workshop, will present an overview of the basic exercises, methods and techniques of TO work. The workshop is open to all, and no theater or drama experience is required. If you've been wondering what this work is all about now is the time to find out!

Please write to toplabnyc@gmail .com for more information or to let us know that you will be participating.

Marie-Claire Picher is a co-founder (1990) of the Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory and has worked and collaborated closely with Augusto Boal until his death in 2009. One of the most experienced Theater of the Oppressed practitioners in North America, she has presented thousands of hours of TO facilitation training in New York and throughout the United States, as well as in Chiapas, Tabasco, Mexico City, Guatemala and Cuba.

Tuition–sliding scale: $50-$75

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