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  • ATC executive director Dr. Dale Savidge will lead the four-day Theatre for Marginalized Groups workshop.

    Theatre for Marginalized Groups

    An opportunity to learn about and participate in ATC’s group work with adults on the autism spectrum, as well as a Playback Cafe performance for the homeless. This workshop consists of seven sessions that take place over a four-day period. Registered participants may attend as many sessions as desired.

    When: Thursday, May 14 (3:30 and 6:00 p.m.), Friday, May 15 (9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.), Saturday, May 17 (9:00 a.m. until noon, and 2-5:00 p.m.), Sunday, May 17 (11 a.m. and 4-7:30 p.m.)
    Where: Greenville County Juvenile Detention Facility, Triune Mercy Center
    Registration: Register online! $175 adult preregistration, $125 student preregistration. $200 after April 30

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    ATC community partnerships director Carli Gaughf will lead this two-day Theatre for Social Change workshop.

     

    Theatre for Social Change: Cycles of Poverty

    This ​workshop ​will ​look ​at ​various ​theatre ​methods employed ​around ​the ​globe ​to ​create ​social ​action, such ​as ​Theatre ​for ​Development, ​Theatre ​of ​the ​Oppressed, and ​HIV/AIDS ​prevention ​initiatives. ​These methods ​can ​be ​applied ​to ​a ​variety ​of ​societal ​problems, but ​our ​weekend ​will ​focus ​on ​cycles ​of ​poverty. Theatre ​for ​Social ​Change ​methods ​lead ​to ​a ​dialogical process, ​empowering ​communities ​to ​voice ​their needs ​and ​solve ​their ​own ​problems. ​Come, ​explore this ​growing ​international ​field ​of ​theatre ​with ​us!

    When: Friday, June 19, 2015 (1:00 p.m.), Saturday, June 20, 2015 (5 p.m.)
    Where: TBA
    Registration: <https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1667192 target=”_blank”>Register online! $175 adult preregistration, $125 student preregistration. $200 after June 5.

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  • ATC executive director Dr. Dale Savidge leads the Applied Theatre and Spiritual Formation workshop.

     

    Applied Theatre and Spiritual Formation

    A dynamic, interactive weekend during which you’ll journey into a deeper relationship with God, personally and in community, through applied theatre techniques. Experience the power of theatre as it intersects with faith, and learn how applied theatre methods are useful in the spiritual growth of the individual and the community.

    When: Scheduled to order
    Where: Held at your facility
    Registration: ATC endeavors to make this weekend affordable to all groups. Please email us for an estimate.

    Download a program flyer in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file format.

  • Addressing Human Needs

    Applied theatre uses theatrical methodology and employs it to help people understand and rehearse solutions to their problems. ATC investigates these methods, trains people in these methods, and then creates unique programs for organizations to employ our artists in utilizing these methods. Generally speaking, applied theatre techniques address human needs in two ways:

    1. By addressing personal, psychological or spiritual needs. In these methods we invite people to learn more about themselves, their history, and to try out new ways of living in the world as healthy human beings. Drama therapy is one broad category of methods often used in dealing with these kinds of needs. Other methods include role playing, sociodrama and a variety of games developed by Augusto Boal, such as Image Theatre.
    2. By addressing social or political concerns shared by a group of people. Sometimes the challenges an individual is facing come from outside themselves, from their peers or society. Applied theatre allows a group of people to “rehearse for reality” together. Forum theatre (also by Boal) is a highly effective interactive theatre method for expressing and then solving a social problem.

    Our work is process based (interactive rehearsals) and product based (performances through Playback Theatre and social stories) and we integrate an awareness of spirituality as an essential component of healthy living.

    For more information on the programs we offer in the Upstate of SC please use the navigation bar at the top of the page.

  • ATC stays current on a wide variety of applied theatre forms and offers training to theatre artists, social services providers, teachers and others through training workshops throughout the year. We invite leaders in applied theatre, drama therapy, theatre of the oppressed and psychodrama to Greenville for workshops and conferences. In the future we will conduct research and assessments on the efficacy of the programs we offer in order to improve the quality of our work and the work of other practitioners in applied theatre.

    For more information on the training we offer please visit our Workshops and Conferences page.

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    Theatre for Social Change: Cycles of Poverty

    June 19, 2015, 1:00pm - June 20, 2015, 4:00pm

    Greenville, South Carolina

    This workshop will look at various theatre methods employed around the globe to create social action, such as Theatre for Development, Theatre of the Oppressed, and HIV/AIDS prevention initiatives. These methods can be applied to a variety of societal problems, but our weekend will focus on cycles of poverty. Theatre for Social Change methods lead to a dialogical process, empowering communities to voice their needs and solve their own problems. You will have the opportunity to learn from local Greenville organizations would work with people struggling with poverty, including Truine Mercy Center. Come, explore this growing international field of theatre with us! When: Friday, June 19, 2015 (1:00 - 9:00pm.), Saturday, June 20, 2015 ( 10 - 5 p.m.). Sunday, June 21, 2015 there is the option to see a Theatre of Oppressed performance with the homeless at Truine Mercy Center. Where: TBA in Greenville, SC Registration: $175 adult preregistration, $125 student preregistration. $200 after June 5. www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1667192

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    Theatre for Marginalized Groups

    May 14, 2015, 12:00am

    Greenville, South Carolina

    An opportunity to learn about and participate in ATC’s group work with adults on the autism spectrum, as well as a Playback Cafe performance for the homeless. This workshop consists of seven sessions that take place over a four-day period. Registered participants may attend as many sessions as desired. Workshop is led by Dr. Dale Savidge. When: Thursday, May 14 (3:30 - 5:00pm and 6:00 - 8:00pm.), Friday, May 15 (9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.), Saturday, May 17 (9:00 a.m. until noon, and 2-5:00 p.m.), Sunday, May 17 (11 a.m. and 4-7:30 p.m.) Where: Greenville County Juvenile Detention Facility, Triune Mercy Center Registration: Register online! $175 adult preregistration, $125 student preregistration. $200 after April 30

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    The Takeaway on NPR

    "Using Faith, Community & Art to Heal Ferguson"

    A pastor and an arts and education organization in St. Louis have been working to bridge divides in the community over the last seven months.

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    Carli Gaughf, Playback Cafe actor and staff at the Applied Theatre Center, trained the actors in Theatre of the Oppressed and facilitated the performance.

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