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Theatre of the Oppressed NYC

Nonprofit or community organization

Last modified: December 3, 2013, 8:09 PM

Description

Theatre of the Oppressed NYC (TONYC) partners with communities facing discrimination to inspire transformative action through theatre.

TONYC works with local communities including the homeless, undocumented immigrants, prisoners, transgender homeless youth, refugees, people living with HIV/AIDS, differently-abled youth and adults, public-school students and teachers to establish "popular theatre troupes" throughout the five boroughs. Community actors, directors, playwrights, designers and producers create original, interactive plays inspired by real-life struggles for human rights. The popular troupes tour throughout varied communities to engage in theatrical brainstorming or "forum theatre." These interactive forums demand solidarity amongst diverse New Yorkers and creatively challenge systems of oppression. Every human being is an actor in his or her own life: by imagining and rehearsing solutions together onstage, we prepare ourselves to take action offstage.

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  • Development Officer - Job

    Last updated:
    August 31, 2014
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY, US
    Description:
    Theatre of the Oppressed NYC (TONYC) partners with communities facing discrimination to inspire transformative action through theatre. Through partnerships with...
  • Theatre of the Oppressed NYC Fall 2014 Internship - Internship

    Last updated:
    August 25, 2014
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY, US
    Description:
    TONYC Internship Program: Fall 2014 Theatre of the Oppressed NYC (TONYC), an arts and social justice organization with programs throughout New York City, is se...

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Website:
http://www.theatreoftheoppressednyc.org/
Government ID number:
45-4815944
Phone:
6465044582
Address:
68 Jay Street, Suite 516B, New York, NY, 11201, US
Date Founded:
November 2010

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