Category Archives: Applied Theater

Finding True Consensus

– a guest post by Tenar Flynn In my community I find myself more alone than I would expect in a place where people are coming together to share resources, to garden, to eat, and to live close to the … Continue reading

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Update on the Art of Being Human Workshops

As ya’ll know, COVID-19 has disrupted business as usual – especially when it relates to humans being in contact with each other. That being said, the Art of Being Human team has been  working on getting these workshops up and … Continue reading

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The Art of Being Human

The Art of Being Human is a 2-3 day workshop that explores what it means to be a human being living to our full potential. We delve deeply into both individual and collective potential, as well as branching into what … Continue reading

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Playing the Game of Power at the Campbell Club

A few days ago I had the opportunity to facilitate at the Campbell Club again, this time using Augusto Boal’s Game of Power. In the Game of Power, we use image theater to explore how we and others exert power-over … Continue reading

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My 7 Favorite Theater of the Oppressed Games

If you read the post, you’ll already have an idea of how and why I use theater games in my trainings and in my Forums. In case you’re wondering about which games I use most and why, I made a … Continue reading

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Using Applied Theater in ZEGG Forums

What many ZEGG-Forum practitioners may not know is that the toolbox a facilitator can use is as broad as the facilitator’s skills and interests. I often use techniques I’ve learned from Naka Ima, NVC (Non-Violent Communication), Getting Real, and believe … Continue reading

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The Game of Power

The Game of Power (GoP) is a theater game found in Augusto Boal’s book Games For Actors and Non-Actors and can be used to great effect when engaging in conversations about the nature of power in our society and how … Continue reading

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The Importance of Place

Recently I led my third Forum at an intentional community, one in which a few of the members had experienced event-style Forum, but most had not had any exposure to the process. It also happened to be the first group … Continue reading

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Jungle Connections:

Building Community at Fuente Verde Last August someone mentioned that they’d like to get ZEGG-Forum down to their community in Costa Rica.  I never heard back from them, but this summer someone completely unrelated found the Living Awareness Institute on … Continue reading

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Back To School

  A report back on recent adventures at Rex Putnam High School. As many of you know, I’ve been working in the Drama Department at Rex Putnam High School these last two weeks.  I had 3 classes of mixed Drama … Continue reading

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