The Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed, Inc. International Journal Spotlight is a new free program launched in January 2021. The Journal Spotlight is an opportunity to engage with the authors of the PTO Journal Publications. For information about upcoming or past Spotlight events, please check out the updates below.
Table of Contents
- Journal Spotlight 1 on January 16th, 2021
- Journal Spotlight 2 on February 27th, 2021
- Journal Spotlight 3 on March 13th, 2021
Journal Spotlight 1
Joker Exchange: Meeting the Risks and Opportunities of a Global Crisis with Uri Noy Meir and Anne Larcher
When: January 16th, 2021 @9:30am PST | 12:30pm EST | 2:30pm BRT | 6:30pm CET | 8:30pm EAT
Description: Are you curious about how Theatre of the Oppressed practitioners are adapting their work for online settings and finding new ways to connect globally? This January, PTO will host Uri Noy Meir and Anne Larcher in a dialogue about key learning from the Joker Exchange Online (JEO) events they hosted on April 11 and May 2, 2020. There will be ample time for Q&A and dialogue with the authors, so we invite you to read their recent article in advance and come with questions! You can download the free article here.
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About Uri Noy Meir: Uri Noy Meir is an artist, facilitator and researcher of Social Arts. He graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2009 (Theatre and Latin American Studies) and is based in central in Italy. In his practice-based research he employs, Social Presencing Theater, Dragon Dreaming, Theater of the Oppressed and Games to make visible transformative patterns in human ecosystems, building collective dreams, and empowering people and communities to act for future and earth, locally and globally. Uri, with a diverse network of collaborating artists, practitioners and researchers from around the world, facilitates, envisions and co-creates programs that let emerge dreams and talents of people, organizations and communities.
About Anne Larcher: Anne Larcher recently got her M.A. in theatre studies from Laval University in Canada writing her dissertation about the Transposition to digital of Forum Theatre. A seasoned engineer in IT, her research focuses on theatre combined with computer science. She was awarded 3 times at Concours d’idées d’entreprises at Laval University with different ideas in applied theatre. Now a teacher in computer engineering, she remains active in the research in applied theatre.
Journal Spotlight 2
Highlander Center: Hotlines and Cultural Bazaars with Je Naé Taylor
When: February 27th, 2021 @ 9:30am PST | 12:30pm EST | 2:30pm BRT | 6:30pm CET | 8:30pm EAT
Description: Are you interested in how BIPOC artists working at the intersection of cultural production and social change are supporting their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic? This February, PTO will host Je Naé Taylor in a dialogue about the recent work Highlander Center has undertaken with their Cultural Workers Hotline and Cultural Bazaars. There will be ample time for Q&A and dialogue, so we invite you to read Je Naé’s recent article in advance and come with questions! You can download the free article here.
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About Je Naé Taylor: Je Naé Taylor is a daughter of medicine folx and firefighters, and is living as a Black girl storyteller, shapeshifter and visionary. Je Naé is most curious about the practice of joy and sustenance needed to live extraordinary. She is a founding member of the Healing & Safety Council of BYP100.
Journal Spotlight 3
a continued Theatre of the Oppressed with Tania Cañas
When: March 13th, 2021* @ 3:30pm PST | 6:30pm EST | 8:30pm BRT | 12:30am CET | 4:30am EAT
*Time Zone Note: Event is Sunday, March 14, 2021 @ 10:30am AEDT
Description: Are you interested in how the contemporary praxis of Theatre of the Oppressed relates to the scholarly, artistic, and organizing practices of anticolonial and decolonial work? This March, PTO will host Tania Cañas in a dialogue about her reflections on recent calls for a “Theatre of the Oppressor,” and about her argument for a continued centering of the oppressed as an imperative continuation of a poetics of liberation. There will be ample time for Q&A and dialogue, so we invite you to read Tania’s recent article in advance and come with questions! You can download the free article here.
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About Tania Cañas: Tania Cañas, PhD is an artist researcher based on unceded Kulin Territory. Tania Coordinates the Art and Community Practice Honours program at the VCA, University of Melbourne; and is the Co-Coordinator at Cohealth Arts Generator. Tania has published widely including through Currency Press Australia, Intellect Books, Melbourne University Publishing, Arts Hub and e-flux as well as various international academic journals and magazines. She has presented at conferences as well as facilitated community theatre workshops locally and internationally. She sits on the board of Western Edge Youth Theatre, an organiastion providing space for young people to come together to tell their own stories, in their own way and with their own voice.