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"Registration is open for 22nd Annual TfL Trainings in Vancouver

Join activists, artists, educators, mediators, anyone interested in stimulating authentic dialogue about issues facing humanity who come from around the world for these popular training sessions. NO THEATRE EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY.

Theatre for Living (TfL) has evolved from Brazilian Director Augusto Boal's "Theatre of the Oppressed". Since 1989 TfL has slowly moved away from the binary language and model of "oppressor/oppressed" and now approaches community-based cultural work from a systems-based perspective that acknowledges a community (and all life on the planet) is a complexly integrated, living organism. At this time when polarization is deepening around the world, how do we build bridges of understanding and true collaboration - not walls?

Where: Ukrainian Hall, 805 East Pender St, at Hawks Ave, Vancouver
July 11 – 16 Level 1 – open to anyone interested in TfL techniques
$600 CDN + 5% GST*

6 days, 8 hours/day. 30 participants maximum. This initial level of training will delve into the origins and philosophies behind Theatre for Living and explore Group Building, Image Theatre, and Rainbow of Desire. We will also prepare short plays for a non-public Forum Theatre event.

July 19 – 24 Level 2 – open only to people who have taken a Level 1
$600 CDN + 5% GST*

6 days, 8 hours/day. 30 participants maximum. Level 2 focuses primarily on Forum Theatre and Joking (facilitating). We make plays by the end of Day 2. Participants will facilitate games, explore Cops in the Head, image animations and Joke Forum Theatre and Cops in the Head with feedback. I will also introduce the structure of “Your Wildest Dream” a community visioning tool.

* limited subsidies are available for people in need. Also a VERY limited number of homestays. (Homestays can only be organized closer to the workshop dates.)

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