KHC Event: Using Image Theatre in the Classroom to Guide Difficult Discussions

On Friday, Sep 16, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

This Conference and Workshop is for Faculty and Staff

In this workshop, participants will explore how theatre exercises can be used to guide students to explore topics that are potentially emotionally challenging. Drawing from methodologies of Theatre of the Oppressed, this interactive virtual workshop led by Dr. Christina Marín, program director of theatre and film at Phoenix College, will explore several image theatre techniques that are adaptable to both online and in-person environments. Focused on upper body and facial expression, the facilitator will take participants through a series of exercises that can help students dialogue about difficult topics by starting from a place of physical expression and dynamizing our thoughts through sounds, words, and phrases.

Dr. Christina Marín, is Phoenix College's program director of theatre and film. She has taught acting; theatre appreciation; introduction to cinema, theatre, performance and community; theatre of the oppressed; human rights in theatre; qualitative research; contemporary issues in education; and drama as education. She served as the theatre teaching artist-in-residence at the Hyde Square Task Force directing the bilingual theatre troupe, ¡Acción! Community Theater (ACT!). She is published in Youth Theatre Journal, Gender Forum, Youth and Theatre of the Oppressed, Children Under Construction: Critical Essays on Play as Curriculum, Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas, The Reflexive Teaching Artist: Collected Wisdom from the Drama/Theatre Field; and A Reflective Practitioner’s Guide to (Mis)Adventures in Drama Education - or - What Was I Thinking?

This event is part of the 2022-23 Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Colloquium, “Trauma, Remembrance, and Compassion.”

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