At the Center for Applied Theatre we are committed to challenging social and political systems, imagining just and humane societies, and designing actions to generate community, fight internal and external oppressions, and transform the world. We offer interactive and collaborative workshops that use techniques drawn primarily from the Theatre of the Oppressed and The Virtues Project to provide provocative and transformative learning experiences, invite open dialogue, develop creativity, explore power and privilege, identify problems, and actively test solutions for real life implementation.
We approach the task of social change as artists and activists with love, respect, and joy. We believe that storytelling and image making provide exciting and creative routes to complex and compelling connections and provide road maps for in-person activism. We believe that tossing a pebble into a pond may seem a small thing, but that the ripples continue to the shore and return – that systemic oppression is best combated in the struggle of the moment – that the stories people tell about their own lives reverberate with more power than the myths put forth by those in power – that interactive theatre is a rehearsal for revolution.