UNLOCK THE NEWS LEARNING COHORTS
We live in an increasingly polarizing and complex world where Global events (and how we receive them) undermine our capacity to truly understand and care for the world. In Unlock the News we collectively inquire into the following questions:
How can theatre and social arts support us at this time?
How to hold authentic spaces to build resilience and regenerate?
How to transform moments of adversity and inhumanity into an opportunity to heal?
Newspaper Theater is a breakthrough tool developed by Brazilian visionary theatre maker Augusto Boal in the 1970s during the times of the military dictatorship in Brazil. It is the first technique of the Theatre of the Oppressed, Boal’s praxis of aesthetics of liberation, and still is a fresh approach to why and how to do theatre. In UNLOCK THE NEWS, we explore Newspaper Theatre in the 21st century to support collective well-being.
In the course, we practice and learn Social Presencing Theatre (SPT) to activate the wisdom of the body and add complexity to our theatre practice. We create theatre to engage in a generative dialogue on global events through our lived experience.
Unlock the News is a co-creative and interactive 7-week learning journey that includes live video calls and creative assignments to complete with a group or on your own to apply the learning via co-creating a performance, workshop, article or presentation to shared online and/or onland.
Uri Noy Meir, the lead course Facilitator and Host, has been researching new approaches to Newspaper Theatre since 2010; he is an international trainer of Theatre of the Oppressed, an advanced practitioner of Social Presencing Theatre and a Dragon Dreaming facilitator. Together with a group of skilled facilitator and practitioners and the fourth teacher, the shared SKY and EARTH, are guiding the journey.