Khadijah “Moon” Ali-Coleman will present a session in this year’s Pedagogy & Theatre of the Oppressed (PTO) Conference which will be held in Austin, TX, June 3-6, 2010. Here is a summary of her presentation:
The impact theater has on social relationship building and progress has been documented by many, including Boal. One college administrator tests the theory by writng a play based on her observation of the lives of her students, edited and transformed by the students into a stage production that engaged the student participants and student audience.
In 2008, Moon produced the play Shades of Black: a thought in progress that featured over twenty of her students at Morgan State University where she was employed as the program manager of the Academic Enrichment Program (AEP) and Assistant Director of Residence Life. Testing her theory that many of the academically at-risk students she worked with in the AEP were artistically-inclined and would do well to express themselves in a venue that they could excel and be successful (unlike in the classroom), she will share in her PTO Conference session how she used theater as a tool of engagement.
You can register for the conference by clicking here.
Stay tuned for updates on Moon’s new play Running: AMOK which will debut this summer in the 5th Anniversary of the Capital Fringe Fest!