The Center for Applied Theatre (CAT) offers collaborative and interactive workshops, issue-based groupwork, and creative projects designed to engage, motivate, and inspire progressive transformation.
Our process, grounded in Theatre of the Oppressed and The Virtues Project, offers creative tools for learning and discovery that emphasize participation and action promoting democracy and challenging inequality. Participants embark on a journey to explore what needs changing, imagine just and humane societies, and commit to exercising and strengthening the inner resources and Virtues needed to progress together. Together we seek to understand the world using theatre techniques to ask questions, test answers, and create paths to change.
While our workshops and residencies use similar tools and support learning and actions that create social transformation, they can be tailored to your specific needs, community, group, or educational setting.
We also offer workshops to teach your theatre or organization techniques and processes that will allow you to use theatre as a tool to support your pedagogical and social justice work.