Theater of the Oppressed: embodied feminine
11:00 - 12:30
Pink Flowers (AKA Notorious Pink) uses Theater of the Oppressed (TO) and other somatic practices to teach participants to rewire thinking and responses to old triggers. Using Image Theater techniques, a branch of TO, to create and analyze commonly experienced situations of oppression and discomfort and transform old patters of behavior, discovering new tools and strategies. Let’s learn to love ourselves in all the shapes in which we come!
Pink Flowers is a Black trans artist, pleasure activist and educator, whose work is rooted in ancient shamanic, African trickster, and Brazilian Joker traditions. Pink uses Theater of the Oppressed, Art of Hosting, Navajo Peacemaking and other anti-oppression techniques, as the foundation of her theater-making, mediation, problem-solving and group healing practices. A company member of Shakespeare in Detroit, she is the founder of Award-winning Falconworks Theater Company, which uses popular theater to build capacities for civic engagement and social change.