We are all actors: being a citizen is not living in society, it is changing it. -Augusto Boal, 2009
Legislative Theatre brings citizens, legislators and policymakers together into creative dialogue about the policies and laws that affect communities.
Each year, Theatre of the Oppressed NYC produces a Legislative Theatre Festival in partnership with the Church of St. Luke in the Fields.
Forum Theatre Troupes prepare and perform scenes, and the interactive forum focuses discussion on policy changes, the opportunity for the collected audience to submit their ideas to legislators, and an audience vote on legislative proposals.
2015 Festival Info
2014 FESTIVAL PRESS:
The Play's the Thing? Homeless Transgender Youth Act Their Way Toward Justice
Slate, June 11, 2014
Can't Get Right
EXEUNT Magazine, June 11, 2014
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC Explores Racism, Profiling Via Legislative Theatre
Examiner.com, May 31, 2014
How a Trans Woman Inspired Real Reform Through Her Art
Huffington Post, May 28, 2014.
All the World's A Stage
Gay City News, July 16, 2013