Center for the Theatre of the Oppressed - Omaha- Doug Paterson sponsors conferences on the Pedagogy of the Oppressed in Omaha and conducts Boal workshops, both in the US and internationally. Augusto Boal, Paulo Freire, and Peter McLaren were the featured speakers at a conference on "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" held in Omaha, Nebraska from March 21-23, 1996. This was the first and only public appearance of Freire and Boal together at such an event. The conference featured over 350 workshops, performances, demonstrations, debates, and dialogues.
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Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed- A global forum based on the ideologies and actions of Paulo Freire and Augusto Boal. This organization developed from a series of four conferences held in Omaha, Nebraska from 1995-1998, organized by Doug Peterson.
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CTO-RIO- The Center of the Theatre of the Oppressed in Rio, Brazil, is a non-profit, cultural association engaged in research in the area of training, theater production, and the diffusion of the Theater of the Oppressed in Brazil since 1986. Under the direction of Augusto Boal, it has contributed to the democratization of Brazilian society.
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TOPLAB: Theater of The Oppressed Laboratory -- Founded in New York City in 1990 by a group of educators, activists and artists whose work is based on extensive collaboration with Augusto Boal. TOPLAB conducts on-site training workshops on theatre as an organizing tool for activists in neighborhood, labor, peace, human rights, community-based organizations, using interactive theatre to analyze solutions to problems of oppression and power
connected to AIDS, substance abuse, family violence, homelessness,
unemployment, racism and sexism.
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Formaat: Forum Theater and Workshops- A very active Theatre of the Oppressed company based in the Netherlands. The website has pages in English and Dutch, and offers news and information about Theatre of the Oppressed activities by the worldwide TO community.
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Geese Theatre Company- Providing drama therapy in prisons, for correctional staff, sexual offenders, violent offenders, juvenile and adult, for over 20 years, more than 40 states and 7 countries.
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Dramatherapy Network- A UK-based resource for dramatherapists all over the world, founded by Dr Sue Jennings and Andy Hickson. In this site you will find details of courses, links to other related organisations, and training groups.
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Drama and Therapy in Education: The Double Mirror- Full text of Dr. Sandra Katz's doctoral thesis submitted in conformity with the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Ontario Institute of Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, in 2000.
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Roundabout Drama and Movement Therapy- Since 1985 this company has used Drama and Movement therapy to provide psychological, educational and artistic benefit to a wide range of disadvantaged people throughout Greater London (UK). Roundabout is based in Croydon and has a London-wide remit. To date, Roundabout has worked in the Boroughs of Barnet, Bromley, Camden, Croydon, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Islington, Kingston-upon-Thames, Lambeth, Merton, Reigate, Richmond, Southwark, Sutton, Wandsworth and Westminster.
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Dramatherapist.com- An informational site about Drama Therapy. Includes information on licensure, training programs, job sources, social change, and links to related resources such as healing arts centers, allied professionals, international dramatherapy, and practitioners. The site has a bulletin board too.
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Ancient Greek Theatre- Ancient greek theatre, the playwriters, their works. Relation between theatre and the cult of Dionysus
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TheatreHistory.com- Online database covering a wide range of theatre history topics. A very fascinating aspect of this site is a "Today in Theatre History" update, which appears on the website's main page.
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School of Playback Theatre- The School of Playback Theatre offers comprehensive training for playback theatre, a form of personal improvisational theatre, valuing story, ritual, and community.
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American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama- Founded in 1942 by J. L. Moreno, MD (1889-1974). It is the pioneer membership organization in group psychotherapy and continues to be a source and inspiration for ongoing developments in group psychotherapy, psychodrama, and sociometry.
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American Alliance for Theatre and Education- The American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) has gained a reputation as "the national voice for theatre and education" in the United States. AATE networks cover all levels from pre-kindergarten through university.
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Research in Drama Education- John Somers, Editor:
This academic journal is edited by John Somers, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Drama, School of Drama and Music, University of Exeter. In addition to editing RIDE, he is also the Director of the biennial international conference Researching Drama and Theatre in Education. The journal is published by Carfax Publishing, part of the Taylor & Francis Group, and hosted by CatchWord providing access to full text of articles from volume 5, number 1, February 2000.
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Drama Therapy Program at NYU School of Education- The Drama Therapy Program at New York University prepares students at the Master's Level for a career as a drama therapist. The Program is offered by the Department of Music & Performing Arts Professions at the School of Education.
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