Please join Urban@Parsons for an embodied workshop with Nik Zaleski that will apply performance strategies to organizing, activism and movement building efforts. It will combine storytelling exercises with game-based methods from a multitude of performance platforms including Augusto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed, creative drama and improvisational theater. The workshop will orient participants to the “4 Ps” of participatory theater: Pleasure, Perspective, Practice and Power, arming them with the ability to apply performance techniques to real world problems.

Nik Zaleski is a director, facilitator, playwright and cultural activist rooted primarily in the reproductive justice movement. She is a co-founder of the FYI Performance Company, which designs participatory theater experiences about sexual health and sexual violence. Professionally, she consults on arts-based strategy for reproductive health and justice organizations. Nik has directed performance for Redmoon Theatre, Northwestern University and Arizona State University, as well as for FYI, Erasing the Distance and Sojourn Theater, where she is also an ensemble member. She completed her undergraduate degree in Performance Studies and Gender Studies at Northwestern
University and holds an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies from DePaul University, which combined Public Health and Directing coursework.

For more information: This event is free and open to the public.
The event is part of the Design and Urban Activism Practices Event Series organized by Evren Uzer (SDS) and Jilly Traganou (ADHT).

March 13, 2019; 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Room 515, University Center, The New School
63 5th Avenue
New York, 10003 NY