Public Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

 

Embodying Transformation:


A Rainbow of Desire Workshop Series

Fridays, April 23rd-June 18th, 2021
12pm-2:30pm EST
Online on Zoom
Facilitated by: Naomi Tessler

Register Here: https://www.universe.com/events/embodying-transformation-a-rainbow-of-desire-workshop-series-tickets-XQZGTC

 

Join us for an embodied, experiential and self-reflexive 9-week online workshop series in Augusto Boal’s methods for personal growth, self-care and self-empowerment. Rainbow of Desire techniques offer an opportunity to gain greater insight and clarity into your personal stories of oppression, the motivation to break cycles of unsupportive patterns and the strength to take steps towards creating change in your life’s path, through role-play, embodiment, movement and tableaux.

 

During this workshop series you will be supported in learning to identify, address and transform the internal voices-the ‘cops in the head’ and fears that block you from being true to yourself, achieving your goals and standing up to internalized and socio-political oppression.

Join us in uncovering your Rainbow of Desires in a supportive and inclusive online environment.

 

Register Here: 
https://www.universe.com/events/embodying-transformation-a-rainbow-of-desire-workshop-series-tickets-XQZGTC

We encourage you to join for the full series. Drop-ins are welcome, we ask that you aim to sign up for a minimum of 3 sessions.

 

Early bird rate ends on March 26th, 11:55pm EST:

Cost: Full 9 week online workshop Series:
Early Bird Rate: $700 (until March 26th),
$750 (after March 26th)

Drop in rate per workshop:
Early Bird Rate: $75 (March 26th)
$90 (after March 26th)

~some pay what you can spaces available~

 

 

 

 

Past Workshops

Transforming Stigma: a Playback Performance-Sharing Stories around Mental Health and Community Care

Join Branch Out Theatre for a playback theatre performance that breaks the silence around mental health!

 

 

We invite you to share your stories & feelings around mental health and community care & watch as our performers bring your reflections to life online, on-the-spot through improvisation, movement, music and storytelling.

Come share your edges, your puddles and your rising suns. We are here to hold your stories and play them back with compassion, sensitivity, care and love. The more we can share and hear each other’s stories, the more we can remember: we are not alone.

 

Sun, Dec 6 at 8-9:30 PM EST
Virtual Event

Get your ticket here:

 

 

Spirit to Rise: A BIPOC Theatre of the Oppressed Untensive

 

Join us for an online Theatre of the Oppressed 4-week workshop series, every Tuesday in November, to courageously explore what has got us down and what supports our rising up!

Using the transformative tools of Theatre of Oppressed, we will make and share space for the many stories rippling through us during these charged time (COVID, racial uprisings, climate crisis and more!), and draw on our resiliency, creativity and catalytic capacity to breathe life into and nurture our personal and collective well-being.

This workshop is for anyone who identifies as Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour – we honour that the particular body wisdom and lived experiences we hold are simultaneously diverse and intertwined, as such the space seeks to create an environment that is as-safe-as-possible to delve deep into what oppression and liberation looks and feels like in our bodies and beyond.

*Cost: $180 for the full workshop series sliding scale options available

For More info and to Request the sliding scale application please email: info@branchouttheatre.com

Register Here!

  www.universe.com/events/spirit-to-rise-a-theatre-of-the-oppressed-bipoc-untensive-tickets-92KR8V

Branch Out Theatre presents:

Theatre of the Oppressed Intensive ( Toronto )

Facilitated by: Naomi Tessler

Join us for an online intensive workshop using Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed techniques to explore issues of social justice and community transformation  through embodied learning and collaborative reflection .  This workshop is intended for anyone interested & committed to social justice—community practitioners, activists, educators & beyond.

 

Friday, Nov. 20th-6:30pm-9:30pm
Theatre of the Oppressed Games

Saturday, November 21st-1pm-5pm
Image Theatre

Sunday, Nov. 22nd-1pm-5pm
Forum Theatre

 

Location: Online on Zoom, link provided upon registration

To register click here 

 

Cost: A) Full Intensive: $225, Students: $200,

Drop-in: Friday: $65, Saturday: $85, Sunday: $85

~some sliding scale spaces available~

 

Did you know?

25% of the funds of our  workshop will go towards Branch Out Theatre’s new mentorship fund for BIPOC artists/facilitators ages 18-29 to be mentored in Theatre of the Oppressed and community arts project facilitation by BIPOC artists/facilitators!

Awakening Our Wholeness In Leadership

Co-presented by Branch Out TheatreBloom and Tiger Lotus Co-op

In this time of great change on the planet, we are being asked to raise our vibration, lift up our medicines, activate our wholeness as leaders and tune in to what needs shifting within in order to rise up. We believe that we are all leaders on our own path: in our families, communities, organizations, networks and beyond! In this moment, we have an opportunity to re-start, re-connect to our inner wisdom, our highest purpose and remember who we truly are, in all our wholeness.

We welcome you to a series of online workshops weaving embodiment practices from Rainbow of Desire, InterPlay and Forum Theatre, to nurture the leader you want to be: feeding your fire, transforming limiting beliefs and rising into resilience.

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Rainbow of Desire Workshop

Join us for a self-reflexive and participatory full day workshop and experience Augusto Boal’s Rainbow of Desire techniques. These dramatic games and exercises are creative tools for self-empowerment and personal growth.

To register and for more info please contact: naomi@branchouttheatre.com

Cost: a) 2days: $180 Students: $135   b) 1-day drop-in: $90, Students: $65 

*If choosing option b), please let us know which day you plan to attend. 
 ~some sliding scale spaces available~

During this workshop you will be supported in learning to identify and transform the internal voices-the ‘cops in the head’ and fears that block you from being true to yourself, achieving your goals and standing up to internalized and socio-political oppression.

Join us in uncovering your Rainbow of Desires in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Introduction to Theatre of the Oppressed

Facilitated by: Naomi Tessler, M.A. Branch Out Theatre Artistic Director/Facilitator

A full day introductory intensive workshop in Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed techniques, focusing on addressing and transforming conflicts. This Workshop is directed at Facilitators, Community Practitioners, Teachers, Teacher Candidates, Educators, social workers, activists, artivists and all those interested in social change.

  • Engage in theatre games from Augusto Boal’s Games for Actors and Non-Actors that can be used as icebreakers, energizers and proactive tools for motivating dialogue around issues of power and oppression
  • Learn to create, interpret and use body sculpting (tableaux) as ways to understand layers and cycles of social and political oppression with Image Theatre
  • Learn a unique style of theatre that motivates us to take a stand and act out how to address and transform conflicts
  • Develop and perform a Forum Theatre play and build your practice of using theatre as a tool for social change
Intro to Theatre of the Oppressed

Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed techniques are powerful tools for deepening one’s understanding of social justice and exploring how to address issues of oppression. These techniques can be used for anti-oppression dialogue, conflict resolution, community peace building, self-awareness, advocacy and personal and collective healing and growth.

Rainbow of Desire

Facilitated by: Naomi Tessler, M.A. Branch Out Theatre Artistic Director/Facilitator

Join us for a self-reflexive and participatory full day workshop and experience Augusto Boal’s Rainbow of Desire techniques. These dramatic games and exercises are creative tools for self-empowerment and personal growth.

During this workshop you will be supported in learning to identify and transform the internal voices-the ‘cops in the head’ and fears that block you from being true to yourself, achieving your goals and standing up to internalized and socio-political oppression. Join us in uncovering your Rainbow of Desires in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Theatre of the Oppressed Intensive

Facilitated by: Naomi Tessler, M.A. Branch Out Theatre Artistic Director/Facilitator

A two-day intensive workshop using Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed techniques to collaboratively reflect and explore issues of social justice and community transformation. This workshop is intended for anyone interested & committed to social justice—community practitioners, activists, educators & beyond.

Day 1 Focus: Image Theatre

Day 2 Focus: Forum Theatre

Both Days Will Include:

Theatre of the Oppressed games, critical reflection, movement, community building, working with images or stories of oppression and discussions around taking this work forward for each participant Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed techniques are powerful tools for deepening one’s understanding of social justice and exploring how to address issues of oppression.

These techniques can be used for anti-oppression dialogue, conflict resolution, community peace building, advocacy and personal and collective healing and growth.

Theatre of the Oppressed Intensive
Creativity. Community. Transformation.