Tuppence Entertainment is currently working on “Immigrants and Refugees: A Theatre for Social Change Workshop” with three classes at University of Incarnate Word. This workshop includes theatrical exercises that pinpoint specific oppressions that then allows us to be able to work towards possible solutions. This allows participants to practice for real life situations in a safe environment.
We use the following Image Theatre exercise in rehearsals to familiarize our actors with the oppression and to start to discover possible solutions. These images are our interpretation of what the experiences of an immigrant in a classroom setting might be.
After we have formed all the images, we progress through the images by moving from the most oppressive to the transitional and then to the final ideal image. This transition between all of them shows the action that needs to happen to bring about the necessary change.
In the workshops, we use this to help warm up the participants as well as getting them to start to think about the oppression and the actions needed to bring about change.
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