Student Digest - (03/11/2013  @ 2:09 PM)

March 23rd: Theater of the Oppressed and the US Healthcare System (Phui Yi Kong)


Fun and games toward better healthcare -- a different approach!

The public is invited to join in a creative morning of Theater of the Oppressed activities, focused on our healthcare system. This unique drama workshop will be facilitated by Phui Yi Kong, Bowdoin College Class of 2015. As a trained facilitator for the Theater of the Oppressed, Kong will lead the participants through exercises, movements, games and theater techniques to explore health care issues affecting our community.

Theater of the Oppressed is a worldwide movement that was pioneered in the early 1970s by Brazilian Augusto Boal, to promote social and political change and to empower victims of injustice. It is meant for both non-actors and actors who enjoy playing while gaining insight into novel ways to approach social conflicts. In Theater of the Oppressed, the roles of audience and actors are blurred, for both get involved in improvised scenes, exploring and analyzing situations collectively to see the many possibilities for solving problems.

Entitled “Power, Choice and Health” , this Theater of the Oppressed workshop will be held on Saturday, March 23, from 9 am to 12 noon , in the yoga studio, Room 301, Peter Buck Fitness Center for Health and Fitness on the Bowdoin College campus. The workshop is supported by the Bowdoin College Theater and Dance Department and co-sponsored by Maine AllCare and Occupy Maine: Bath/Brunswick. The workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is limited to 30 participants. To register for the workshop or for more information, please contact Julie Pease , 729-2809 ,