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Theatre of the Oppressed techniques workshop


We will be starting a new project soon and as such want to run…

Added by Suzanne Phillips on July 31, 2014 at 11:10 — No Comments

Til Death Do Us Part?

Theatre versus Oppression is a group of theatre practitioners; artists; community workers; and arts professionals who use techniques developed from Theatre of the Oppressed techniques by Jennifer Hartley to address issues of conflict. We use a play as a catalyst to address the issue and then work through a series of workshops with the aim of exploring behaviour and leading to change. We have applied theatre projects in Africa - working with COBURWAS a co-operative in the Kyangwali Refugee…


Added by Suzanne Phillips on March 1, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

Can Theatre Change the World?

Joseph Munyambaza is going to study pre med at Westminster College in Missouri USA. He has a partial scholarship and the additional fees have been met by donors inspired by his story. What is delightful about this news is three things - Joseph is a refugee and has been in the Kyangwali refugee camp Northern Uganda, since he was 6 years old; he decided to study medicine after his sister from malaria  with her unborn child (she was 7 months pregnant and was denied medical help because…


Added by Suzanne Phillips on December 22, 2011 at 16:08 — No Comments

TvO Fundraiser Auction at Chapter Media Point this Tuesday

An opportunity to raise funds for our theatre project with the Kyangwali Refugee Camp while finding some great Christmas Presents, at good prices.

TvO is holding a charity auction this Tuesday 29 November at 7pm.

There are some great items to bid on – large and small, including a week long stay in a holiday cottage on the borders. 

We have some fantastic items: jewellery (lots of Rennie Macintosh stuff) - a lot of…


Added by Suzanne Phillips on November 26, 2011 at 15:51 — No Comments


April 2011 Newsletter


Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.

(by Jamie Paolonetti)


I know this is lengthy but there is a lot of information and some key updates and need for your support so please read through…


Added by Suzanne Phillips on April 11, 2011 at 18:39 — No Comments

Can Performance Change the World?

3 October. New York. Here for a 4 day conference ‘Can Performance Change the World?’ a big question to be addressed in 100 odd workshops. The Charity I have been volunteering and training with for the last two years in Cardiff, Theatre Versus Oppression (TVO) is presenting a session on…


Added by Suzanne Phillips on October 11, 2010 at 15:43 — 1 Comment

Jennifer Hartley gives TED talk

Jennifer Hartley is the founder and director of Theatre versus Oppression and she recently was invited to talk at the TEDx conference in Bangkok. She spoke about truth and perception and how this relates to the work of TVO.
Have a look!

Added by Suzanne Phillips on September 15, 2010 at 15:51 — No Comments

What happened Next 2

This Sunday sees the second installment of What Happened Next?

Last month 6 new plays kicked off their first 10' and the audeince said what they felt they liked, did not like and wanted to see happen next

This Sunday at 7.30pm in Chapter - ask at Box Office for exact location - the 6 plays present the next 10' having taken into account - or completely ignored the audeince feedback.

At the end of the plays this week Jennifer Hartley will be showing…


Added by Suzanne Phillips on February 23, 2010 at 15:16 — No Comments

What Happened Next

TVO presents 'What Happened Next'

The first ten minutes of 6 new plays, 6 writers, 6 directors and you, the audience

The first 10 minutes of a play, a writers idea - you offer your response. Next month .... the next 10 minutes

Chapter Arts Centre 31 January 2010
7.30pm £5 donation for the Refugee Camp we work with in Uganda

come and join in

Added by Suzanne Phillips on January 19, 2010 at 19:54 — No Comments

invisible theatre

As part of the IKEA Cardiff collaboration with the charity AMuse myself and Jennifer Hartley put together a group of people who didn't know each other but had met during various workshops organised by Theatre Versus Oppression in Cardiff. We were going to do a radical reworkling of the morning of the wedding from Blood Wedding. Only it didn't work out like that....

for details of the how the invisible drama really became invisible see Jennifer's very entertaining blog of the event… Continue

Added by Suzanne Phillips on June 19, 2009 at 11:47 — No Comments

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