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Change That Begins With Art
Wednesday, October 9, 2019,7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center, Inc., and the Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies AOC present an applied theater workshop focused on Theater of the Oppressed taught by Tom Foley, MFA and Kira-Lynn Ferderber.
Addressing domestic and sexual violence means addressing oppression. Theater allows us a unique way to engage with issues of marginalization, examining how they harm us and our community and perhaps offering us some different ways to think about liberation.
In this workshop, you will learn how theater is used to address social issues based on the concepts of Theater for Social Change and Theater of the Oppressed. These methodologies use theater within communities to help us find solutions to difficult problems.
The workshop includes a brief introduction and history of Theatre of the Oppressed, as well as activities and games to see applied theatre in practice. For more information contact TFoley@sparcc.net or call 941-365-0208, ext. 203
SPARCC provides help, hope, and healing with empowerment-based services and programs. Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center, Inc., was formed as a nonprofit agency in 1979. SPARCC is the only state-certified center for domestic violence and sexual assault services for Sarasota and DeSoto Counties. All of SPARCC’s services are free and confidential.
In addition to serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence, SPARCC is actively engaged in promoting social change through community awareness and education in an effort to prevent violence in the future.
SPARCC serves its clients through an outreach center in downtown Sarasota, satellite offices in Venice, North Port and Arcadia, a shelter operating 365 days a year, a 24-hour crisis helpline, counseling, hospital and courthouse accompaniment, legal services, support groups, empowerment programs, and community education.