“Nightwind” by Torture Survivor Hector Aristizabal: Pittsburgh, PA

STOP TORTURE Conference
Saturday, September 20th, 9am to 5pm
First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh
605 Morewood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2999

Afternoon Sessions (following lunch together):
Using the Theatre of the Oppressed as a framework, Hector Aristizabal will perform Nightwind, a harrowing solo performance in which Hector re-enacts his own arrest and torture by the US-supported military in Colombia. His performance explores possible outcomes–violent rage. Or a channeling of the energy into the peace movement.

Workshop with Hector Aristizabal
September 21st 1:00pm to 7:00pm- Friends Meeting House, 4836 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh 15213

This workshop will combine Theater of the Oppressed techniques with traditional storytelling, drumming, improvisational drama and creative ritual, to explore our relationship with power and our ability to influence change.

Watch the interview with Hector on YouTube

For reservations contact: Scilla Wahrhaftig, American Friends Service committee (AFSC) 412 371 3607 swahrhaftig@afsc.org. or sign up on with our online form . Per person cost for workshop $25.00 please make checks out to AFSC PA Program, (write Hector’s workshop in the memo line) and send to Scilla Wahrhaftig, 7514 Kensington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15221. Some scholarships are available.

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