Theater of the Oppressed: Play about Chicago parent advocates
Event: Theatre of the Oppressed on Thursday March 8th, 7:30 pm at Francis W.Parker School, 330 W. Webster Ave., Chicago. The play,” The End Game at Jansen School” is based on the lives of parent advocates in Chicago. Discussion will follow.
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As you may know, many students and parents in Chicago Public schools have been adversely affected by school closings and other issues. In some rare instances, parents, community members and students have rallied successfully to keep their schools open.
Research that was completed in 2007 and in 2010 by Tania Giordani, clearly shows that many of these parent and students were inspired to be advocates because they met other advocates and became aware of their successes. This contributed to their belief that change is possible.
Based on interviews conducted in 2010, a Forum’s Theater script was created.
Forum theatre was developed in the early 1970′s by Brazilian director Augusto Boal. Boal believed that theatre could serve as a forum for teaching people the strategies they needed to change their world.
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