The Theater of Liberation is a community-based arts program that uses theater as a tool for change. This theater is not meant just for actors, it's open for all people. Especially for those who want to strengthen their ties to the community, who like to play, and who want to engage more fully in their lives. The nuts and bolts are that we're going to be playing games together!
The workshop is based on Theater of the Oppressed, by Augusto Boal, who based his work on Paolo Freire. Freire said that we learn in the way in which we are educated rather than just from being given content. We explore power and relationships through games and inquiry.
Jen has followed her love of movement and play through Central and South America, back and forth across the States, to Europe and New Zealand. Her focus is on aerial silks, clowning, acro-yoga, herbalism, and dance. She builds big puppets, leads groups across massive mountain ranges, makes clothing, and is easily distracted by cute puppies.