Awakening Imagination for Transformation – A workshop with Hector Aristizabal: Wallingford, PA

Pendle Hill is a Quaker center for spiritual growth, study and service.
338 Plush Mill Road – Wallingford, PA 19086-6023 – P: 610-566-4507

In our culture, imagination has given way to fantasy. Fantasy is passive entertainment, while imagination excites our vision for engaging the world and changing it. This dynamic experiential workshop is for those who see drama and the creative arts as tools for personal and social transformation. Using methods of the Theater of the Oppressed developed by Brazilian dramatic activist Augusto Boal, traditional storytelling, mask-making, drumming, improvisational drama, creative ritual and other dynamic forms, we will open our imaginations to new possibilities and expand our capacity for transforming ourselves and our world.

Death threats forced human rights activist Hector Aristizabal to leave his native Colombia for California in 1989. With an MA in psychology and a degree as a marriage and family therapist, Hector is also a theater director, actor, and practitioner of the Theater of the Oppressed. He has worked with at-risk youth as a therapist, artist, and community organizer and has developed original theater work with special constituencies under grants from the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, the California Arts Council, and others. Hector travels extensively, offering workshops in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Cuba, Jamaica, Germany, England, The Netherlands, Croatia, Palestine, Israel and India.

$540/shared room; $635/private room; $375/commuter
This course qualifies for our Bring a Friend Discount
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