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Monday, January 19, 2004 - 7:00 PM

SALAAM 3rd Mondays
presents our
Theater of the Oppressed
Workshop One
With Kayhan Irani

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Three 3rd Mondays sessions
beginning January 19th, 2003

This SALAAM 3rd Mondays series of three workshops offers an intensive, small group introduction to Theater of the Oppressed techniques and exercises developed by Brazilian director, popular educator and Workers Party activist Augusto Boal.  Recognize and confront internalized forms of oppression, and explore power relations and collective solutions to concrete problems. Boal's interactive approach to theatrical _expression emphasizes physical dialogues, non-verbal imagery, consensus-building and problem-solving processes, and techniques for developing awareness of both external and internalized forms of oppression.

This workshop is one in a series of three workshops conducted by Kayhan Irani, SALAAM Theatre company member.  Although each workshop can be taken individually, each will be influenced by what has come before.

Workshop will be held at
Champions Studios
257 West 39th Street, 14th Floor
Between 7th & 8th Avenues
New York, NY  10018
Tuition per workshop: $40
Tuition for all 3 workshops: $100
(January 19th, February 16th, March 15th - 2004)

Class size is limited to 25 students. Pre-registration is required.

The SALAAM 3rd Mondays performance series is held monthly and in 2004 shall run from April to December.  During the first three months of each year, SALAAM 3rd Mondays will offer an exclusive workshop series focusing on the relationship between arts and activism.  In 2004, KAYHAN IRANI will lead participants in Theater of the Oppressed techniques and exercises.  This is a hands-on workshop.  You will be asked to participate in the exercises and share your experiences.

For more information, please contact
SALAAM Theatre
Phone: 212.330.8097
Please write WORKSHOP in the subject of your email.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Kayhan Irani is an artivist living and working in New York City.  Her recent work is part of her ongoing devotion to ignite the world with beauty and truth unleashed from unconventional and irregular platforms.  She has performed pieces of "We've Come Undone" in many venues including Theater for the New City, SALAAM Theatre, Chashama Theater in Times Square, Hunter College, Medgar Evers' College, Vassar College, for the South Asian Bar Association, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum and even at Burning Man.  Excerpts of the show have been aired on WBAI in New York and the full performance has been taped for Voice of America.  She is currently bringing the show to campuses, community groups and organizations throughout the United States. She is an enthusiastic practitioner of Theater of the Oppressed and co-facilitates workshops at the Riverside Church in Harlem.  She also leads workshops and programs for various schools and organizations.  She seeks to use theater to activate and educate audiences and can be booked to perform her show or facilitate Theater of the Oppressed workshops year-round.  Please visit

In April 2004, join us as SALAAM 3rd Mondays resumes with our performance series!  Don't miss this hot and long-standing monthly event where artists, activists, actors, directors, writers, film producers, screenwriters, journalists, casting agents and industry professionals meet to share an evening that is indeed "the best underground deal in NYC."  For a suggested donation of just $10, you get performances and a reception with complimentary Indian hors d'oeuvres, gourmet cheeses, wine, soda and great conversations.

"We get arts and activism mixed up."

SALAAM is a not-for-profit professional multidisciplinary theatre company celebrating South Asian American artistic excellence
through creative risk-taking and experimentation that challenges all boundaries, connects all peoples and links all the arts
in the spirit of progressive solidarity.

Geeta Citygirl, Artistic Director
SALAAM Theatre (South Asian League of Artists in AMerica)

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