This program presented by the Center for Inclusive Communities will offer background on the Theatre of the Oppressed as well as introduce techniques such as image theatre, forum theatre and newspaper theatre through current-day applications curated from student interests. Guest artist Amanda Masterpaul will facilitate the event, part of Black History Month.
Masterpaul is a teaching associate and applied theatre practitioner dedicated to weaving social justice, cultural competency, and critical consciousness into the everyday experience. As a Theatre of the Oppressed practitioner and artist-activist, Amanda believes in the power of multi-identifying people collaborating in partnership and shared purpose to co-create visions and co-solidify solutions for concrete, social change. Throughout her career, she has worked as a teacher committed to radical pedagogy and community organizer alongside various community partnerships and civic engagement projects.
M.A. Social Justice and Community Organizing, Prescott College
Graduate Certificate in Women’s & Gender Studies, University of South Carolina
B.A., in Theatre with emphasis in Directing, University of South Carolina