Theatre of the Oppressed Philadelphia
Blind Games: a free workshop
NOW EXPANDED TO 3 PARTS—
Come Friday at 7:30, then return for Sat. and/or Sun. if you can.
These workshops are FREE!
Blind Games are just what their name implies: games where some or all of the players cannot see. For one evening and two afternoons, we will explore these theatrical games and what they reveal about sightedness and blindness, ability and disability, power and privilege, as well as the nature of games and playfulness. We'll also look at cultural depictions of blindness and dis/ability with a critical eye as to how that ripples out in society and within ourselves.
This fully experiential workshop will also serve as a launching point for a new theatrical work about vision loss made by two visually impaired artists. Anyone attending the first part on Friday evening can return for either or both of the other parts on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Look forward to:
• Friday, 7:30-9:30 PM: We play several blind games that dynamize the other senses and prepare ourselves for the theatrical work on the following days.
• Saturday, 3:00-6:00 PM: We examine depictions of blindness in film, theatre, art, mythology and elsewhere through re-enactment and re-imagination.
• Sunday, 3:00-6:00 PM: We delve into disability within our own lives, how it affects us and our relationships to each other.
Come and ((see)) what this is all about—RSVP to "firstname.lastname@example.org"