Unpacking the Im/migrant Journey
Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center
Join us in an open space of creative and physical practice aimed at devising tangible ways to fight oppressive forces in our im/migrant communities. Using Theatre of the Oppressed techniques, we will engage in embodied explorations of current events and brainstorm new solutions.
No experience is necessary! All are welcome to participate or observe in the ways that best support your process. Augusto Boal – Brazilian theatrical director, theorist, writer, and teacher – created the practice of Theatre of the Oppressed as a democratic, activist, community-oriented social theatre practice.
Teresa Veramendi, is a graduate of the Tisch Drama Department at New York University. Teresa also received her Master’s degree in Performance Studies from NYU while she performed and wrote theatre Off-Off- Broadway. Since co-founding Theatre of the Oppressed Chicago in 2012, Veramendi has facilitated over one hundred Theatre of the Oppressed workshops on diverse topics such as class, education, race, electoral politics, and career transitions, in various settings and cities around the country. Veramendi has established herself as a theatre maker, slam poet, teaching artist, community facilitator, and administrator in higher education.
This program is co-sponsored by the UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP), Latin American and Latino Studies Program (LALS), Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program (LARES), School of Theatre & Music, Social Justice Initiative (SJI), and Undergraduate Student Government.
For more info, please call (312) 996-3095 or visit us at latinocultural.uic.edu
All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting the number above.