The Center for the Theatre of the Oppressed and Applied Theatre Arts, Los Angeles offers free, monthly workshops on Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) techniques, and applications of liberatory theatre. In their six years, they have worked with local community organizations to bring such issues to the fore as: art and activism, liberation art and [...]
Friends of Tibet recently hosted a five day long theatre workshop in Dharamsala, India. Indian theatre activists Jaya Aiyer and Ishtiaq engaged young Tibetan and Indian locals in trainings for “voice modulation, body language, sense of space and a whole gamut of theatre languages and mechanics.” The workshop aimed at politicizing a group of young [...]
Traces of the Trade will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, January 17-27, 2008. Traces was selected as one of 64 from 3,634 submissions, and has so far earned the attention of the New York Times and USA Today. Congratulations to the folks at Ebb Pod Productions for the success of their film!
The Groundswell Collective is pleased to announce the launch of the freshly re-designed website for the film Traces of the Trade. The film follows director and filmmaker Katrina Browne and nine relatives on a remarkable journey which brings them face-to-face with the history and legacy of New England’s hidden enterprise – slavery. Browne’s ancestors, the [...]
I recently returned from Thanksgiving weekend in Kennebunk, Maine, the town I grew up in. For those unfamiliar, it’s a small upper- and owning-class town where the Bush family likes to vacation. We have our progressive enclaves, but the town is widely associated with the political right. So, when Bud Swenson showed up in our [...]