“Be a Light: The Art of Taking Action!”
March 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT | Free
Goddard’s MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program and Mandala Center for Change join forces for a special public event: “Be a Light: The Art of Taking Action!” featuring an interactive performance and community dialogue with the Poetic Justice Theatre Ensemble. This event is free and open to the public.
“Be a Light” supports and invites the creation of brave spaces where it is safe to be who you are, as you are, regardless of social group membership. It also aims to activate a network of people across the country working to support vulnerable communities with a pledge for continued vigilance and increased advocacy.
In this event, Poetic Justice Theatre Ensemble will present a short play depicting the current community struggle around activism in these heightened times. Subject matter was inspired by stories shared by audience members during Part One of the project on January 19th at Key City Public Theatre as well as ensemble members’ personal experiences. The play will be performed in Theatre of the Oppressed “Forum Theatre” style with the audience ultimately invited onstage in order to actively explore solutions to the complex questions raised. It can literally be a rehearsal for the future in which audience “spect-actors” take action towards creating the kind of world they want. All experiences and opinions are welcome. Come participate actively or simply witness the process.
“It’s incredible – I have never seen people as activated as they are these days,” says Marc Weinblatt, Mandala Center and Poetic Justice founder. “With this project, as with all our work, we hope to inspire even more people to do what they can do. But we have to have fun in the process. Theatre can be a playful and nourishing way to keep our human flame burning.”
About Mandala Center for Change
Founded in 1999, the Mandala Center for Change is a multi-disciplinary education organization dedicated to community dialogue, social justice and societal transformation. The Poetic Justice Theatre Ensemble, a program of the Mandala Center now celebrating its 16th season, is a multi-ethnic, multi-generational (currently ages 14-76), team of citizen actors who use Theatre of the Oppressed and Playback Theatre to stimulate dialogue and invite positive action towards the creation of a more just and joyous world for all people.
Mandala Center for Change 498 35th St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368
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Port Townsend, WA 98368