Rainbow Of Desire WKP, UNC at Chapel Hill, NC

University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Parr Center for Ethics in conjunction with Interactive Theatre Carolina [The Department of Dramatic Art, and the Communication Studies Department presents: An Introductory Workshop on Augusto Boal’s Rainbow of Desire Techniques with Hector Aristizabal.

Date: September 12, 2008

Time:  2 pm – 5 pm 

Location:  Center for Dramatic Art, Room 101
Cost:  Free
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Rainbow of Desire explores our own internal voices that complicate our relationships with other people and stop us from achieving our goals. This series of transformative techniques allows us to see how we contain many different desires and fears at any one time. The exercise is not a psychoanalysis of an individual, but rather an exploration of the group consciousness as the particular relationship offered becomes a symbol for the entire workshop group to investigate blockages around a certain issue. By learning to identify these internal voices, we begin the process of understanding ourselves and each other. Please email Ben Saypol ( to sign up for this three hour workshop.

Hector is a native from Medellin Colombia and currently lives in Pasadena CA. Hector’s commitment to the human rights work forced him to leave his country in 1989 due to death threats. Hector holds an MA degree in Psychology from the Antioquia University in Medellin, Colombia and a degree as a Marriage Family Therapist from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. He is also a theater director and actor and a practitioner of the techniques known as Theater of the Oppressed, developed by Brazilian Augusto Boal. Hector has worked with youth at risk in several capacities as a therapist, as an artist and as a community organizer. As an artist Hector has been the recipient of several grants from Los Angeles’ Cultural Affairs Department, California Arts Council and many others, to develop original theater work with special constituencies. He is the co-founder of CITYSCAPE, an Art Therapy program and works as a consultant for several organizations in the Los Angeles area. Hector has also traveled extensively offering workshops both within the United States as well as other countries such as: Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Cuba, India, The Netherlands, Germany, Croatia, England, Palestine and Israel.

Ben Saypol
Program Coordinator, Interactive Theatre CarolinaCounseling and Wellness Services (Campus Health)

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