[act-ma] 6/25-26 (REMINDER) Theater of the Oppressed 2-day Workshop @ e5

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Fri Jun 17 15:43:17 PDT 2011

*Transforming Conflict Series <http://www.TransformingConflict.net>presents...

Transforming Conflict through
**Facilitator: Gail A. Burton, Emerson College
                      TOPLAB New England
June 25-26 *    @ *encuentro 5* <http://WWW.ENCUENTRO5.ORG>
10am to 7pm     33 Harrison Avenue, 5th Floor
                           Boston, MA 02111
                         Directions <http://www.encuentro5.org/directions>

*2-day weekend, $50* *(reduced rates available)*
To register and for more info, please visit: www.transformingconflict.net
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*General Workshop Description:*

How do we deal with conflict as a community? Based on the interactive
techniques developed by Augusto Boal, Brazilian theater activist, this
creative workshop will engage participants to enact real situations of
oppression and conflict they are experiencing in their lives, while learning
how to unpack the emotional and institutional aspects of the scenarios.
Groups will apply various techniques of the Theater of the Oppressed
repertoire as the community discovers collective envisionings of how to best
handle and resolve the situation of conflict. A highly participatory
living-in-the-body interaction. No previous experience necessary.

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Gail A. Burton grew up in East Harlem NYC and graduated from Radcliffe
College, Harvard University.She was trained by and is a member of the
facilitation collective, *Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory *at the Brecht
Forum, in NYC; and currently serves as the coordinator of the collective’s
multiplication project, *TOPLAB New England*.   She has studied Image,
Forum, and Rainbow of Desire theater techniques under the guidance of
Marie-Claire Picher, Julian and Augusto Boal; as well as other members of
the collective. Burton has been a member of the *Medea Project Theater for
Incarcerated Women* in San Francisco, CA. and coordinator and workshop
leader for her *New Freedwoman Project*, in MA.

In 2007, she received the *Black Butterfly Leadership Award* in the category
of WARRIOR, from Sister Summit and the Boston Black Pride Committee.  She
received the *Cambridge Peace Award* in honor of *Muses*, her first play,
and the community building and organizing activities surrounding the
production which celebrated and created positive visibility for LGBTQA
communities of African descent in Massachusetts. She is currently on faculty
at *Emerson College* and *Roxbury Community College* in Boston, MA

Organized by MESA sin fronteras <http://www.mesasinfronteras.org>

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