Review, Reflect, Reimagine!: The 20th Annual Pedagogy & Theatre of the Oppressed Conference Call for Proposals OPEN

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Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed
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The 20th Annual PTO Conference asks us to review, reflect and reimagine. We are asking you to consider these questions and shape these important dialogues by submitting proposals, papers, discussions, performances, workshops, debates, you name it, for presentation at the conference. Share your techniques, report on your projects, explore ideas for the future, seek assistance in meeting challenges, get constructive critique of your efforts, and raise new questions about the where's and how's of the struggle against oppression through theatre and education.

We welcome proposals that address our theme as well as one (or more) of the following in some clear way:

Pedagogy of the Oppressed, coined and elaborated by Paulo Freire.

Theatre of the Oppressed, coined and elaborated by Augusto Boal.

Other forms of interactive arts and/or education that share PTO's goal of promoting critical thinking and social justice.

Presentations might include (but will not be limited to):

Workshops of Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Theatre of the Oppressed, or adaptations of those forms.

Case studies of Pedagogy of the Oppressed and Theatre of the Oppressed work.

Case studies of community organizing or community education projects.

Dialogues between activists, artists, and/or popular educators, etc.

Case studies, workshops, or discussions of problem-posing education or popular education.

Explorations of issues central to oppression, oppressed peoples, or the politics of defining oppression in the first place.

Investigations of interactive performance, interactive education, and other facilitation techniques as tools for social and political engagement. We define performance broadly!

Proposals that model interactive critical engagement and accessibility for multiple audiences will receive preference. Follow the link at the bottom of this page to submit your proposal by January 31, 2014.

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Information about accommodations, keynote guests, pre-conference and post-conference workshops will follow on the website very soon! Keep checking our website for more information throughout the year. We hope to see you in Omaha!



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