Theater in our Schools Conference, American Alliance for Theater in Education (AATE), New York City, 2010
Acting for Equitable and Inclusive Teaching Practice
For teachers to be able to promote social change and work towards equitable classrooms and school environment, they first need to see themselves as agents of change.
Beyond the Apple offered strategies to directly assist teachers’ immediate experiences in their day-to-day school life. In addition to critically reflecting on their teaching practice, teachers were encouraged to contemplate how to improve communication with students, colleagues, and other constituents, and ameliorate their conflict resolution skills.
Our workshop merged the practices and theories of critical pedagogy, Theatre of the Oppressed, and performance. Our workshop greatly contributed to the quality of teachers’ professional development as it addressed the realistic challenges and relationships in multicultural classrooms and schools and aimed to equip teachers with the tools to actively create positive change.
To learn more about her professional practice and workshops, please visit: www.branchouttheatre.com
|Written by Luciano Iogna and directed by Simon Malbogat|
Frosh week + Mixed Company Theatre's show on sexual assault and rape = heated debate, profound discussions, and eagerness to come up on stage to try different solution and yearning for different outcomes for the main character.
|University of Toronto, Scarborough campus residence orientation|
I facilitated (Jokered) the forum theatre interventions and discussions with the first year students at Ryerson University and University of Toronto, Scarborough campus. As the story unfolded in front of the audience, I could see on their faces and body language how relate-able the story is to them and how they are drawn into it. The minute I opened up the forum, they were coming up with analysis of and reflections on the relationships in the story, the stereotypes, the male-dominant cultural implications, the peer pressure dynamics, the communication barriers, and other dynamics surrounding the theme of sexual assault and rape.
|A spect-actor ready to come up on stage to share his idea|
|Un-picking the spect-actor's intervention and its impact|
|Cast: Kim - Michelle Nash, Teesha - Julia Hunebrown, Eric - Youness Tahiri|