"Make your own" Forum theatre ensemble
Get trained in how to make your own forum ensemble

 

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Lisa Jo Epstein, Ph.D. Executive & Artistic Director, Just Act

Make Your Own Forum Theatre Ensemble

SHORT DESCRIPTION    mative strategies for civic change. The result is the development of public spaces that promote people’s health, well-being, and supporting leadership capacity that aligns with their core values.

“What’s Goin’ On?”

Real Change Chester, 2013

What we provide:

Email us today if you’d like to collaborate with us! info@justact.org

Check out some “make your Own” Forum Theatre projects

The People’s Jam On Justice is a Theatre Of The Oppressed Forum Theatre Event with local community partners. Engage in a participatory and diverse event which will leave you empowered and inspired to create change.

Just Act Go Vote

  • ore clearly outside via Boal’s Introspection Techniques such as Cops in the Head, Rainbow of Desire
  • Learn, strengthen and expand personal and professional skills in using Theatre of the Oppressed as a tool for social change as well as interpersonal and community healing.

"Stuck in Status quo...Again"

Whether you are embarking on your T.O. journey, or seeking to deepen your facilitation practice, our T.O. Institute offers multi-level Theatre of the Oppressed technique training, such as:

  • Foundations: Introduction to Theatre of the Oppressed (T.O) or Forum Theatre,
  • Forum Theatre Intensive, a refreshing new take on facilitating T.O., strengthening knowledge within an anti-oppression framework
  • Advanced Joker Training, Level 1 &
  • One-on-One Facilitation Coaching by Just Act’s Executive & Artistic Director who brings 30 yrs experience as a T.O. facilitator.
  • Introspection: Investigate inside to see more clearly outside via Boal’s Introspection Techniques such as Cops in the Head, Rainbow of Desire
  • Learn, strengthen and expand personal and professional skills in using Theatre of the Oppressed as a tool for social change as well as interpersonal and community healing.

Whether you are embarking on your T.O. journey, or seeking to deepen your facilitation practice, our T.O. Institute offers multi-level Theatre of the Oppressed technique training, such as:

  • Foundations: Introduction to Theatre of the Oppressed (T.O) or Forum Theatre,
  • Forum Theatre Intensive, a refreshing new take on facilitating T.O., strengthening knowledge within an anti-oppression framework
  • Advanced Joker Training, Level 1 &
  • One-on-One Facilitation Coaching by Just Act’s Executive & Artistic Director who brings 30 yrs experience as a T.O. facilitator.
  • Introspection: Investigate inside to see more clearly outside via Boal’s Introspection Techniques such as Cops in the Head, Rainbow of Desire
  • Learn, strengthen and expand personal and professional skills in using Theatre of the Oppressed as a tool for social change as well as interpersonal and community healing.

Just Act Institute For Theatre Of The Oppressed

Whether you are embarking on your T.O. journey, or seeking to deepen your facilitation practice, our T.O. Institute offers multi-level Theatre of the Oppressed technique training, such as:

  • Foundations: Introduction to Theatre of the Oppressed (T.O) or Forum Theatre,
  • Forum Theatre Intensive, a refreshing new take on facilitating T.O., strengthening knowledge within an anti-oppression framework
  • Advanced Joker Training, Level 1 &
  • One-on-One Facilitation Coaching by Just Act’s Executive & Artistic Director who brings 30 yrs experience as a T.O. facilitator.
  • Introspection: Investigate inside to see more clearly outside via Boal’s Introspection Techniques such as Cops in the Head, Rainbow of Desire
  • Learn, strengthen and expand personal and professional skills in using Theatre of the Oppressed as a tool for social change as well as interpersonal and community healing.

Just Act Institute For Theatre Of The Oppressed

Whether you are embarking on your T.O. journey, or seeking to deepen your facilitation practice, our T.O. Institute offers multi-level Theatre of the Oppressed technique training, such as:

  • Foundations: Introduction to Theatre of the Oppressed (T.O) or Forum Theatre,
  • Forum Theatre Intensive, a refreshing new take on facilitating T.O., strengthening knowledge within an anti-oppression framework
  • Advanced Joker Training, Level 1 &
  • One-on-One Facilitation Coaching by Just Act’s Executive & Artistic Director who brings 30 yrs experience as a T.O. facilitator.
  • Introspection: Investigate inside to see more clearly outside via Boal’s Introspection Techniques such as Cops in the Head, Rainbow of Desire
  • Learn, strengthen and expand personal and professional skills in using Theatre of the Oppressed as a tool for social change as well as interpersonal and community healing.

Just Act Institute For Theatre Of The Oppressed

Whether you are embarking on your T.O. journey, or seeking to deepen your facilitation practice, our T.O. Institute offers multi-level Theatre of the Oppressed technique training, such as:

  • Foundations: Introduction to Theatre of the Oppressed (T.O) or Forum Theatre,
  • Forum Theatre Intensive, a refreshing new take on facilitating T.O., strengthening knowledge within an anti-oppression framework
  • Advanced Joker Training, Level 1 &
  • One-on-One Facilitation Coaching by Just Act’s Executive & Artistic Director who brings 30 yrs experience as a T.O. facilitator.
  • Introspection: Investigate inside to see more clearly outside via Boal’s Introspection Techniques such as Cops in the Head, Rainbow of Desire
  • Learn, strengthen and expand personal and professional skills in using Theatre of the Oppressed as a tool for social change as well as interpersonal and community healing.

Make your own forum theatre ensemble

 

Just Act Go Vote

An innovative Voter Education & Community Engagement Program

What is Just Act Go Vote: non-partisan voter education campaign using interactive Forum Theatre to promote voter awareness about government at the local, state and federal levels.

Just Act’s Community-BASED Engagement

Putting the human heart back into the toolkit of community planning and place-based EQUITABLE development

Just Act’s Methods for Community-BASED Engagement

  • Community Action Teams
  • Community Connector Network & Asset Mapping
  • J.E.D.I. Training Workshops (Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion)
  • Forum Theatre Events created & performed by community groups
  • Story Circles & Story Interviews
  • Story Engagement Teams
  • Theatrical story “Gift-backs”
  • Word Plants & Vision Trees
Network Mapping

 

Community Development
We work collaboratively with and for your community for any planning process to create equity.
Corridor Planning
Corridor planning can invigorate neighborhoods and communities when community members share in strategy. Using Theatre Arts based techniques we get to the core of what a community really needs AND wants.

TAKE ACTION, ENGAGE with us! 

  • Become a Community Partner: Invite us to collaborate
  • Volunteer!
  • Become an individual donor: make tax deductible donation HERE
  • Sponsor scholarships for community members to take Applied Theatre workshops
  • Join our Board

Email: Info@justact.org

“The space we’ve created in the Art Powered Places process with Just Act has allowed people to reveal their earnest observations of the neighborhood and its people and has given us more deeply relevant knowledge of the challenges we face as we work to grow wellness in our communities. ”

Stasia Monteiro

NAC Coordinator, HACE

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & FORUM THEATRE EVENTS

Just Act's Annual Forum Theatre Intensive

2021 Dates for Online Training Forthcoming

Click Here for Workshop Details

Click Here to Register

DATES: 2021 Dates and Details TBA
TIME: 9am-5pm
WHERE: Online
COST: $485  (limited financial aid based on need available. Email us to learn more)

REGISTRATION OPTIONS: 
$50 registration fee (non-refundable after May 10)
$485 Full amount

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:   

Just Act's Forum Theatre Training is geared towards individuals seeking facilitation skills and training in Forum Theatre--including devising techniques- to improve their ability to effectively engage justice, equity, diversity & inclusion issues, and using interactive theatre as a tool for social change, interpersonal and community repair, from activist and organizers to educators, social workers and facilitators of all kinds. 

Just Act T.O. Institute ADVANCED JOKER TRAINING 1
ADVANCED JOKER TRAINING 1:
Sequencing & Facilitating TO games-ercises within an anti-oppression framework
DATES: TBA          
WHERE: Online
COST: $285  (limited financial aid based on need available. Email us to learn more)
REGISTRATION OPTIONS for Advanced Joker Training 1: 
$50 registration fee (non-refundable after)
$285 Full amount
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:   

 

Just Act T.O. Institute ADVANCED JOKER TRAINING 2

ADVANCED JOKER TRAINING 2:
In-depth Forum Theatre Joker Training, from guiding a devising process for participants' personal growth & development of Forum Theatre pieces, to facilitation practice & coaching

DATES: August 2-4, 9am-5pm
WHERE: Just Act Studio, 6139 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA
COST: $285  (limited financial aid based on need available. Email us to learn more)

REGISTRATION OPTIONS for Advance Joker Training 2: 
$50 registration fee (non-refundable after June 26)
$285 Full amount for either Joker Training 1 or 2
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  April 26, 2019

$520 SPECIAL DISCOUNT if you want to take both Joker Trainings

To register, Click below!

Just Act Go Vote 2.0 Forum Theatre Tour

JUST ACT, GO VOTE 2.0, A Forum Theatre Voter Education Campaign

Want to transform cynicism, discouragement & despair into creative forward-thinking action? Then host a Just Act, Go Vote event or residency!

What is Just Act Go Vote 2.0?
It is a  non-partisan voter education campaign using interactive Forum Theatre to raise awareness about why many people don’t vote, create space to practice new strategies for engaging in difficult conflicts with people who don’t consider voting as vital to keeping democracy alive. AND, we will register new voters and help them make a plan for voting.

Voting is an urgent civic and personal issue. Choosing to vote or not vote is more than just a personal preference. For residents who aren’t deeply involved in community activism, how our government functions and why voting matters are abstract, complex concepts. Knowledge from high school civics classes, if one even had them, are but a vague notion from the past.

The result is that the impact of not voting and the decimation of citizen power doesn’t consciously register in our minds.

Traditional ‘Get out the Vote’ campaigns are all about facts, figures and reaching as many people as possible through door knocking, flyering (real and virtual), and phone/text banking. Such approaches do little to amplify residents’ experiences with disenfranchisement by the system of voting, and how the government—local or national—is impacting their lives.

Just Act, Go Vote makes voting relevant and compelling in the present moment.

What will Just Act, Go Vote do:

  • Bring generalized concepts of government to the intimate scale of everyday life.
  • Engage, educate and motivate residents to vote.
  • Increase citizen participation in voting.
  • Inspire collective demand for racial, economic & political equity.
  • Cultivate and revive interest in voting across generations.

Just Act, Go Vote 2.0 will be a second iteration of the original Forum Theatre tour that Just Act created in the fall of 2018 to grow voter awareness amongst young people and register new voters. 

We have witnessed how Just Act, Go Vote grows the number of people who feel compelled to vote because they now understand their relationship to voting.

While voting and candidate information might be publically shared, the data and analysis around voting is not effective in propelling people to the polls. 

By increasing knowledge and understanding of how government systems work,  we can increase citizen participation in voting and inspire collective demand for racial, economic, and political equity.

What is Forum Theatre?

Forum Theatre is a structured interactive theatrical improvisation based directly on a group’s own stories of conflict. Audience members are called “Spect-Actors” and are given the responsibility of acting on injustices that they see in the characters’ relationships. To do so, they are invited to jump into the improvisation, and try out different strategies to productively tackle the conflicts in play. Forum Theatre enables participants to theatrically reflect on their social position and debate concrete actions that each person can take outside of the performance itself when they find themselves in similar conflicts.. In doing so, the Forum offers a rehearsal for reality, renewing and deepening our capacity to stand up more effectively for justice on personal and inter-group levels.

“My commitment to supporting local businesses was deepened as I envisioned, with neighbors, the potential of the business district and what we would want to see on Germantown Avenue.”

Germantown Heart & Soul

Germantown Resident

“This is Germantown Heart & Soul put a human side to commercial and community development. It was engaging and made it personal and meaningful to me because part of it was about me, about us!”

Germantown Heart & Soul

Germantown Resident

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