They then act onstage alongside the actors to offer alternative responses to these systemic problems on an individual, institutional, or policy level.
Make creative policy change with a performance by the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center Troupe addressing gun violence and the school-to-prison pipeline.. At 1PM, join us for an Advocacy Fair with community partners and activists. Theatre of the Oppressed NYC 758 8th Ave, Suite 300 New York, NY 10036 (646) 504-4582 info@tonyc.nyc It is an extraordinary experiment in the potential of theatre to affect social change. This team supports the Committee by arranging public hearings and providing the legal and policy-based research needed to make decisions that benefit New York City. The terms below are frequently used in the TONYC vocabulary and throughout this report in describing the work: ACTORS: members of NYC communities experiencing a particular type of oppression, such as housing or race-based discrimination, seeking to … For this new Legislative Theatre pilot, the audience will be directed to focus their ideas around three specific topics the actors feel are particularly urgent. At this point in time, we have decided to temporarily close the Queens Museum until further notice. from John LeoNimm. At TONYC’s annual Legislative Theatre Festival, participants watch original plays based on the actors’ lived experiences of discrimination in New York City. Jokers open the stage to Spect-actors to rehearse new ideas. As TONYC as an organization has grown, Legislative Theatre has grown with it. 'Legislative Theatre' is an attempt to use Boal's method of 'Forum Theatre' within a political system to create a truer form of democracy. This decision has been made to support regional and national efforts limiting the spread of COVID-19. Welcome to the New York State Assembly website. Each Council Committee also has a team of staff attorneys and analysts. 'Legislative Theatre' is an attempt to use Boal's method of 'Forum Theatre' within a political system to create a truer form of democracy. THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED NYC Theatre and Legislative Theatre because they are the forms most used by TONYC as a means of social change. The crowd and actors will then join one of three breakout groups corresponding to their idea and that topic. Everyone writes their ideas on notecards that are processed and sorted by the Policy Advisory Team.

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It is an extraordinary experiment in the potential of theatre to affect social change.
ACT on stage to brainstorm alternatives to the problems presented. Unable to exist in a vacuum, the work is influenced and impacted by the organization’s capacity, by the panelists, the audience, the actors, and current events. Our 700-plus members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers in North American cities, as well as suppliers of goods and services to the commercial theatre industry. 'Legislative Theatre' is an attempt to use Boal's method of 'Forum Theatre' within a political system to create a truer form of democracy. Theatre of the Oppressed NYC presents the 5th annual Legislative Theatre Festival, May 13, 2017, at BRIC House.