The Other Side Intercultural Theatre, Inc
WHAT WE DO:
We create a cross-cultural exchange of dramatic storytelling amongst girls which supports their common experience, inspires leadership, and develops community.
HOW WE DO IT:
Through drama exchange girls become invested in friendships created and stand up for themselves and each other.
Using Theatre of the Oppressed and other devised theatre techniques, participating girls create plays, telling their own stories. Theatre of the Oppressed is a technique of doing theatre that addresses social issues in participants lives, and gives them a vehicle to rehearse possible action to make a change. As part of the creative process, each U.S.-based participating group documents and shares their plays with an international-based participant group, and vice-versa, thereby creating an intercultural dialog and building friendships. Through these drama processes, performances, and friendships, the girls learn about each other, about themselves, and gain the confidence to create change in their communities and advocate for equality for girls worldwide.
Like pen pals. But with theatre.