Education creates pathways towards equity and justice
Through education we come to more fully understand ourselves and our communities. Stories on stage and workshop activities offer information. Audience or participant conversations give us perspectives that may be missing in the narrative. By infusing our projects with educational components everyone learns and starts to understand our world more fully.
Teaching skills of social justice theatre and storytelling. Examples: Shadow Puppet classes, poetry classes, CBT Class at community center.
Youth Voices Programs
Mentoring youth to become effective storytellers and leaders. Example: Dream Club Internship
Audience engagement: Panel Discussions, Creative Workshops, Community Dialogues
Engaging audiences with experts, artists and each other. Examples: Performance talkbacks, CBT Workshops developing new plays, using theatre facilitation for strategy planning.
Artists and participants become co-creators while exploring a variety of topics – housing scarcity, immigrant rights, human-trafficking, etc.
While we have three strategies through which we work, we strive to have multiple strategies for each project depending upon the needs and goals of the project.
When developing an education strategy we consider the needs of the community and the project. How is learning taking place? Are we opening doors for discovery and discussion? How do we ask open ended questions to foster dialogue? How are we inviting participants to be co-creators?