Sunday, June 16 at 11 a.m., in the Wheeler Room

You are warmly invited to an Outreach Theater Eugene informational meeting. Come and meet the team! These events will include a few games and a sample of Theater of Liberation, followed by a question-and-answer time. The event is free and open to the public. According to Cyndi Fields, who is the initial catalyst for the organizing group, Outreach Theater Eugene, “We will foster empathy for the marginalized.”

Flyers will be available for an August 1-3 workshop in Theater of Liberation that will introduce local practitioners to tools that create safe space for stories and difficult conversations about the engines of power in our culture and how they affect us, and those we work with, as women, children, elders, unemployed, alter-abled, refugees and victims of classism and racism.

The August workshop will provide participants with:

  • courage and confidence in their ability to increase awareness of unmet human needs  
  • a deep experience of inclusion and belonging, because “People start to heal the moment they feel heard” (Cheryl Richardson)
  • networking connections for the ideas that never exist until after everyone enters the room
  • understanding of the dynamics of communication within a local population

More information and a link to workshop pre-registration is available; CLICK HERE.

Outreach Theater Workshop ~Aug. 1-3

Newly formed Outreach Theater Eugene meets weekly at FCC to plan, practice, and envision the future of social change theatre in Eugene, embracing a form of theatre called Theatre of Liberation (a combination of Theatre of the Oppressed and Playback Theatre). They plan to launch their efforts by bringing one of the best-known Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) practitioners in the country, Marc Weinblatt, to Eugene to lead a workshop August 1-3, 2024 at FCC. Marc studied with TO founder, Augusto Boal, and created the style of theatre called Theatre of Liberation (TL), combining TO and Playback Theatre.

All can benefit from this kind of practice, but especially those interested in personal awareness and social change. Come learn powerful tools for community building, dialogue, storytelling, brainstorming, empowerment, and more.

For those who are curious and want to know more about Theatre of Liberation, Outreach Theater Eugene, and/or the upcoming workshop, the group is holding an informational meeting at FCC at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, or you could attend Sunday, June 16 at 11am, both in the Wheeler Room. The evening will include a sample of Theatre of Liberation, followed by a question-and-answer time to share more information.

Outreach Theater Eugene’s objectives currently include the following:

  • Train and inspire local folks, including those in Public/Social Service, Educators, and Activists, to use Theatre of Liberation (TL) with their communities/clients/populations in workshops and events.
  • Increase our own TL skills to use in our work and communities.
  • Support difficult conversations about justice, power, security, community, and collaboration in a safe space.
  • Grow as people and TL Practitioners.

For more information, please contact: David Hazen, Communications Liaison.