Workshops

Join one of our embodied workshops and experience Shadow Liberation for yourself. With a variety of workshop offerings, there is never a dull moment.

Taste the Process

A 3 hour experiential workshop is a great place to start. Participants get an experience of devising theatre in the shadows while engaging in meaningful themes. Basic Shadow Theatre techniques will be introduced through movement and image theatre processes. Small groups will craft and share short visually rich scenes depicting conflicts they feel connected to. Be forewarned, this length of workshop leaves participants hungry for more.

Potential themes include: Patriarchy & Misogyny, Refuge: Migration & Xenophobia, Trauma & Resilience or simply allowing the theme to emerge from the process.

All Day in the Dark

This 6 hour experiential workshop immerses participants in an experience of devising theatre in the shadows while engaging in meaningful themes. Starting with a brief context setting introduction to Shadow Liberation, participants will construct visual metaphors to invite critical dialogue. A range of Shadow Theatre techniques will be explored, including: Overhead Projector Paper Puppetry, Body as Puppet, Moving Light Sources and Basic Optical Illusions in Shadow Theatre. Set into the Shadows.

This workshop works well with: Youth & college students, Community members & mixed groups, Theatre Practitioners & Artists.

Immersive Training

Devise participatory shadow theatre, facilitate dialogue and celebrating resilience. This experiential workshop supports practitioners (teachers, social workers, therapists, community organizers) in developing specific applications of theatre within their practice. The training will blend Drama Therapy, and Theatre of the Oppressed with Shadow techniques including: Overhead Projector Paper Puppetry, Body as Puppet, Moving Light Sources and Basic Optical Illusions in Shadow Theatre. All techniques presented honor multiple ways of knowing and learning while putting forth an arts integrated approach to creative group work. No prior theatre experience is required.

Devise & Perform

Shadow Liberation Residencies provide an opportunity for the host community to deeply engage in reflection through process of devising an original interactive shadow play that speaks directly from and to your context. What better way to dialogue about pressing social issues, than through creatively crafted visual stories that draw people in, connect to their lives and ask difficult questions in a playful and honest environment? The final performance, based in the stories from the workshop, will be stylized to invite audience engagement and participation. This performance can be repeated or even brought on tour, and it will live on with the host community as an asset in their repertoire.