The Arts Council presents a variety of events throughout the year, at the Coconino Center for the Arts and in other venues around Flagstaff. At the Center, you’ll experience art exhibitions, compelling concerts, and more. Around Flagstaff, we host performances on downtown Flagstaff’s Heritage Square, concerts in the idyllic setting at the Arboretum at Flagstaff, and Navajo Rug Auctions at the Museum of Northern Arizona.

Upcoming Events

Jan
14
Mon
Figure Drawing with Instruction @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Flagstaff Arts Council presents a weekly Figure Drawing Workshop led by Shawn Skabelund begins Monday January 14th, 2019! The workshop consists of 6 three-hour sessions drawing from a live model. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm

Nothing can be more enjoyable, yet at the same time more demanding, than drawing from the figure. It takes total concentration and can be very taxing by the time a particular session comes to a close, but as one concentrates, one wonders where the time has gone by.  

In this course, the instructor uses the formal elements of drawing in describing the figure. Through a series of exercises, students will expand our drawing/seeing skills. The course is specifically set up to help students to see form and apply it onto a two-dimensional surface.

This is an opportunity to study and receive personal instruction in figure drawing from award-winning artist, Shawn Skabelund.  Shawn holds degrees from Utah State University and the University of Iowa. A nationally exhibited artist, his work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine and numerous regional publications. Shawn is also a Viola Visual Arts award winner for his exhibition Virga: The Hunt for Water.

NOTE: This course is for those who have never drawn from the figure before or have had beginning figure drawing, but have never moved into intermediate or advanced figure drawing courses.

Pricing:  $140 for Arts Council members & $155 for non-members.

Register

If you have questions about this session, contact Elizabeth Vogler at (928) 779-2300 x109.

 

Jan
21
Mon
Figure Drawing with Instruction @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Flagstaff Arts Council presents a weekly Figure Drawing Workshop led by Shawn Skabelund begins Monday January 14th, 2019! The workshop consists of 6 three-hour sessions drawing from a live model. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm

Nothing can be more enjoyable, yet at the same time more demanding, than drawing from the figure. It takes total concentration and can be very taxing by the time a particular session comes to a close, but as one concentrates, one wonders where the time has gone by.  

In this course, the instructor uses the formal elements of drawing in describing the figure. Through a series of exercises, students will expand our drawing/seeing skills. The course is specifically set up to help students to see form and apply it onto a two-dimensional surface.

This is an opportunity to study and receive personal instruction in figure drawing from award-winning artist, Shawn Skabelund.  Shawn holds degrees from Utah State University and the University of Iowa. A nationally exhibited artist, his work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine and numerous regional publications. Shawn is also a Viola Visual Arts award winner for his exhibition Virga: The Hunt for Water.

NOTE: This course is for those who have never drawn from the figure before or have had beginning figure drawing, but have never moved into intermediate or advanced figure drawing courses.

Pricing:  $140 for Arts Council members & $155 for non-members.

Register

If you have questions about this session, contact Elizabeth Vogler at (928) 779-2300 x109.

 

Jan
25
Fri
Greg Brown with David Huckfelt @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

Flagstaff Arts Council and Greenhouse Productions are pleased to present Greg Brown in concert at the Coconino Center for the Arts onFriday, January 25, 2019 Doors open at 6:30pm and the concert begins at 7:30pm

Greg Brown was born in the Hacklebarney section of southeastern Iowa and raised by a family that made words and music a way of life. His seasoned songwriting, storytelling, and music are deeply rooted in that place. He moves audiences with warmth, humor, a thundering voice and his unpretentious musical vision.

With roots in small town Iowa, Greg Brown’s rich folk style is heavily influenced by his origins. His mother played electric guitar, his grandfather was a banjo player and his father was a holy roller preacher. Greg’s youth was spread across a map of the Midwest as they moved between churches (and even denominations), but music was always a staple. Gospel and hymns, classical, hillbilly, early rock and roll, country, and blues coalesced into a simmering stew of sound. Greg studied classical voice and piano as a child and also sang with choirs and in state competitions.

After Greg teamed up with Bob Feldman in 1983, they rereleased Greg’s first two albums under the name Red House Records — the beginning of the now legendary folk/roots label that has released nearly all of Greg’s 27 albums. In 1985 Greg released In the Dark With You, an acoustic classic. In 1986, he set poems of William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience to music on a critically acclaimed album of the same name. One Big Town (1989) earned Greg his first Indie Award for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year, as well as a rave review in Rolling Stone. Dream Café (1992) was also a huge critical success. The Washington Post called it an “unassuming triumph,” and in the opinion of Z Magazine, it rivaled Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks. After another decade of album releases and performances, in 2006, Greg released The Evening Call, his first new studio album in over four years, which charted high on Americana and folk radio, earned him five stars in Mojo and garnered rave reviews in No Depression, Acoustic Guitar and The Washington Post. Greg’s new collection Dream City: Essential Recordings Vol 2, 1997-2006 features some of these new Americana classics along with other fan favorites from his last six studio albums and some previously unreleased material and live tracks.

Brown’s songwriting has been lauded by many, and his songs have been covered by Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter and more. At the personal request of Jeff Bridges, Brown also contributed songs for Bridges’ Oscar-Winning role in the film Crazy Heart.  Greg continues to tour across North America and Europe, playing theaters, festivals and benefit concerts. When not on the road, he lives with wife Iris DeMent in Iowa City and spends time with his children and grandson.

Singer-songwriter, David Huckfelt of Minneapolis, will open the Greg Brown concert on Fri, January 25, 2019. His new release “Stranger Angels” captures the magic and spontaneity of a gifted band discovering the beauty and brilliance of the songs and each other all at once.  The album is a record about “thin places”, those spiritually charged places where heaven and earth seem to meet and the veil between the world we see and the mystical world beyond becomes transparent. For more information about David:  davidhuckfelt.com/

The show will take place Friday, January 25, 2019 at 7:30 pm. Tickets prices tiered $35-$42 depending on seat selection and can be purchase online, at the Coconino Center for the Arts, or downtown at Arizona Music Pro. To avoid an online purchasing fee, call Coconino Center for the Arts at (928) 779-2300. All tickets sales are final – no refunds will be issued.

 

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Jan
28
Mon
Figure Drawing with Instruction @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Flagstaff Arts Council presents a weekly Figure Drawing Workshop led by Shawn Skabelund begins Monday January 14th, 2019! The workshop consists of 6 three-hour sessions drawing from a live model. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm

Nothing can be more enjoyable, yet at the same time more demanding, than drawing from the figure. It takes total concentration and can be very taxing by the time a particular session comes to a close, but as one concentrates, one wonders where the time has gone by.  

In this course, the instructor uses the formal elements of drawing in describing the figure. Through a series of exercises, students will expand our drawing/seeing skills. The course is specifically set up to help students to see form and apply it onto a two-dimensional surface.

This is an opportunity to study and receive personal instruction in figure drawing from award-winning artist, Shawn Skabelund.  Shawn holds degrees from Utah State University and the University of Iowa. A nationally exhibited artist, his work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine and numerous regional publications. Shawn is also a Viola Visual Arts award winner for his exhibition Virga: The Hunt for Water.

NOTE: This course is for those who have never drawn from the figure before or have had beginning figure drawing, but have never moved into intermediate or advanced figure drawing courses.

Pricing:  $140 for Arts Council members & $155 for non-members.

Register

If you have questions about this session, contact Elizabeth Vogler at (928) 779-2300 x109.

 

Jan
29
Tue
Long-Form Improv Comedy Workshop @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to present another 6-week series of Long- Form Improvisational Comedy Workshops with Garrison Garcia!

Dates: Tuesday’s January 29- March 5, 2019 | Student Showcase: Friday, March 8, 2019

Pricing: Early bird price before Jan. 22: $175 / Member price: $158
After Jan. 22: $200 for non members / $180 for members

Join Flagstaff Arts Council for a 6 week Long- Form Improv Workshop with Garrison Garcia in 2019!  Garrison’s passion for performing started at childhood with a living room magic show and might have peaked with his role of “Toy Soldier #3” in a community production of The Velveteen Rabbit. As a graduate student, he performed with NAU’s improv troupe, NAUghty Bits. Currently, Garrison can be found writing sketches, scripts, and cultivating local talent for The Foundry, Flagstaff’s only monthly, community variety show.  Garrison is the founding member and creative director of Flagstaff’s premier improv comedy team, Tiny Punches. By “yes, and”-ing the offers life gives him, Garrison has discovered a passion for directing improv workshops and trainings and he firmly believes that anyone can do improv.

This workshop is designed to provide the participant with a thorough overview and foundational knowledge of longform improvisation concepts. Essential for beginners and experienced players alike, learners can expect a highly participatory and interactive experience, culminating in a student show. Concepts covered include creating a base reality, finding and playing game, character and scene work, and using openings to initiate scenes. No prior experience is necessary for enrollment in this workshop, only a willingness to try new things in a supportive and encouraging environment. After completing this workshop, individuals from varied backgrounds have commented about their improved ability to think on their feet, the greater sense of confidence they have in group interactions and public speaking, and the extremely positive experience of laughing for two hours straight each week.

 

Register

For more information or questions, call 928-779-2300.

Jan
30
Wed
Martin Sexton with Chris Trapper @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Flagstaff Arts Council and Greenhouse Productions are pleased to present Martin Sexton in concert at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Doors open at 6:30pm and the concert begins at 7:30pm.

Martin Sexton returns with what Rolling Stone calls his “soul-marinated voice,” acoustic guitar, and a suitcase full of heartfelt songs. The winter tour begins with an extensive run through Europe then takes Martin across North America trying out new material as well as reinventing his own classics for these critically-acclaimed solo performances.

Still fiercely independent and headlining venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, he has influenced a generation of contemporary artists. His songs have appeared in television series such as Scrubs, Parenthood, Masters of Sex. It’s his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for a new experience every time. For more information, please visit: martinsexton.com

Chris Trapper opens the show with his soulful, honeyed tenor, sly humor and an uncanny knack for melody. Chris has traveled the world over, performing to a dedicated and ever growing fan base with nothing but his guitar and his songs. Raised on Prine and Kristofferson, Trapper’s first foray in the music industry was as frontman of the critically acclaimed alt-rock band The Push Stars (Capitol Records). Over the past decade, Chris has become a modern day acoustic troubadour, performing over 150 dates a year. The New York Times has called his work “classic pop perfection.”

The Huffington Post calls him “A brilliantly gifted songwriter.”  For more information: christrapper.com

The show will take place on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Tickets range from $35-50 based on tiered seating. Tickets can be purchased online at the Coconino Center for the Arts and downtown Arizona Music Pro. To avoid an online purchasing fee, call Coconino Center for the Arts at (928) 779-2300. All tickets sales are final – no refunds will be issued.

Doors 6:30p/Show 7:30p
All Ages 
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Jan
31
Thu
Viola & The Brakemen, Pilcrow and Michelle Louise @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to present Michelle Louise, Pilcrow and Viola & The Brakemen in concert at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30 p.m. The concert will include a set from each performing group with two intermissions.

Michelle Louise is a singer-songwriter currently operating out of the American Southwest. After spending many years pursuing a higher education and earning a law degree, Michelle put her legal career on hold to pursue her passion for music. She spent over 5 years honing her craft in the San Francisco band dinnerwiththekids before relocating. In October of 2018, Michelle released her debut album, For Love. Recorded at Flagstaff’s Mudshark Studios, For Love, is a mix of 14 original songs with influences ranging from Indie rock to America. Michelle has “a voice that makes you feel like you’re home” -Flagstaff Live, Oct. ‘18. Her music ranges from deep and soulful ballads, to dreamy indie pop, to fun, boot-stomping country. Her vocals are powerful, yet vulnerable, and have been compared to many of her idols, including Stevie Nicks, Janis Joplin and Lucinda Williams.

Pilcrow is made up of Flagstaff music veterans, drummer Andrew Lauher and guitarist Ryan Heinsius. Andrew is a student of jazz and a master of pushing music in unexpected directions with his ever-changing rhythmic experimentation. Ryan combines a love for blues and country-twang guitar styles with songwriting that incorporates the social commentary, storytelling and historical perspective of folk music.  Together as Pilcrow, they’re continuing a musical conversation that’s been going for more than a decade. Ryan and Andrew have been central to well-known outfits like the Voluntary String Band and Crow Wing, as well as many other individual projects based in northern Arizona and throughout the country. Pilcrow frequently performs as an electric trio, but also as a stripped down acoustic guitar-and-drums duo that highlights their evolving songcraft.

Viola & the Brakemen is a band established in 2012 by singer\songwriter Brian White from Tucson, AZ. Viola & the Brakemen’s musical styles are ever-changing to fulfill the sounds heard in Brian’s head.  These writings began in 1987. Viola & the Brakemen have played at multiple festivals including Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass Festival, Flagstaff Hullabaloo, Cornucopia Festival, Flagstaff Folk Festival, Made in the Shade Beer festival, New Mexico’s Road to Rich’s Festival and they have shared the stage with artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Steep Canyon Rangers, Calexico, The Infamous String Dusters, The Steeldrivers, The Kitchen Dwellers, The Railsplitters, Michael Foucault and L.A.’s Rose’s Pawn Shop.

The show will take place on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Tickets $12 in advance, or $15 day of concert. Tickets can be purchased online, at the Coconino Center for the Arts, and downtown Arizona Music Pro with cash or check only. To avoid an online purchasing fee, call Coconino Center for the Arts at (928) 779-2300. All tickets sales are final – no refunds will be issued.

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Feb
1
Fri
Theater of the Oppressed @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 3 @ 9:00 pm

Join Garrison Garcia and the Flagstaff Arts Council in a two- weekend acting intensive with Theater of the Oppressed.  There are 6 days of workshops on Feb. 1-3 and Feb 8-10, 2019. Participants will explore and experiment with dynamics of systemic power and oppression through theater and improvisation. Theater of the Oppressed (TO) was originated by Brazilian visionary Augusto Boal and has become a highly engaging and participatory tool used worldwide for social and political activism, conflict resolution, community building, therapy, and government legislation. Individuals interested in utilizing expressive arts to examine social justice issues are ideal participants. The culmination of this workshop will be a community forum play, intended to engage the audience in participation and sharing ideas about how to navigate the issues identified throughout the course of the workshop.

Theater of the Oppressed takes a unique approach to creating plays: the intention is to leave the scene unresolved and incomplete. The audience should be left with questions after watching the play, pondering, “What would I do in that situation?” and “How would I navigate those circumstances differently?” When presented in a forum theater environment, the plays are shown twice. First, they are seen in their entirety as the troupe devised and intended them to be seen. After the first showing concludes, the facilitator described the forum process to the audience and encourages them to participate in the next showing by replacing the protagonist and trying a new tactic. During the second showing, when an audience member freezes the action on stage by raising their hand and exclaiming “Stop!”, the facilitator assists in bringing that person into the play. The audience volunteer – a person who moves from spectator to spect-Actor – is then infused into the scene in hopes of finding a different outcome for the protagonist.

Theater of the Oppressed is powerful because it involves the community in partnership for active problem solving focused on universally relatable and impactful issues. It’s a way to practice for the future. By involving the audience in the process of taking action, Theater of the Oppressed mobilizes and encourages participation in the process of searching for solutions and alternatives, and inspires community collaboration in personal and systemic conflict resolution.

Dates: TWO WEEKENDS! February 1-3 and February 8-10, 2019

Pricing: Early bird price before Jan. 20: $250 /After Jan. 20: $275

Register today for all 6 sessions of Theater of the Oppressed taking place over two consecutive weekends, 3 days each.  Sessions are from Feb. 1-3 and Feb 8-10, 2019. Specific times are: Feb. 1, 6-9pm, Feb. 2, 9am- 4pm, Feb. 3, 9a-1p, Feb. 8, 6-9pm, Feb. 9, 9a-4p and performance 6-8p, Feb. 10, 10a-12p. 

To inquire about a scholarship, email evogler@flagartscouncil.org by Jan. 11 for more information.

Register

For more information or questions, call 928-779-2300.

 

 

Feb
2
Sat
Kalani Peʻa @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

Flagstaff Arts Council and Greenhouse Productions are pleased to present Kalani Peʻa in concert at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Doors open at 6:30pm and the concert begins at 7:30pm

GRAMMY® AWARD WINNING SINGER/SONGWRITER Kalani Peʻa, a native of Panaʻewa, Hilo, HI who currently resides on Maui has released his debut album featuring seven haku mele (Hawaiian original music compositions) and five of his favorite covers. Peʻa is all about perpetuating Hawaiian language through music and visual arts as he created his album titled “E Walea” which means to come together like birds, be elated, exuberant and enjoy. On August 5th 2016 “E Walea” hit number 1 on the iTunes world music charts and on August 15th 2016 “E Walea” hit number 11 on the Billboard world albums charts.

“His soulful voice showcases his many influences growing up from classical, R&B, and soul, but his ʻike (Hawaiian knowledge) and love for our culture keeps it right where it needs to be,” said Jaz Kaiwikoʻo, producer and radio personality. Kaiwikoʻo said he introduced Kalani to the world with his first two singles. “With Kamakoa Lindsey-Asing and Dave at the helm, one of Hawai’i’s brightest new stars just got brighter,” Kaiwikoʻo said.

Peʻa is a 2001 graduate of Ke Kula ‘o Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu, the Hawaiian Language School in Keaʻau, Puna, HI. Peʻa has illustrated and published 5 Hawaiian language children stories from Hale Kuamoʻo at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. Peʻa wears multiple hats and uses his proficiencies as a songwriter/music composer, singing anything from classical, musical, ballads, R&B, soul and ultimately Hawaiian music and also uses his communications skills as an emcee for events. ​

The show will take place onSaturday, February 2, 2019 at 7:30 pm. Tickets prices are $25 in advance, $30 day of show and can be purchase online, at the Coconino Center for the Arts, or downtown at Arizona Music Pro. To avoid an online purchasing fee, call Coconino Center for the Arts at (928) 779-2300. All tickets sales are final – no refunds will be issued.

 

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Feb
4
Mon
Figure Drawing with Instruction @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Flagstaff Arts Council presents a weekly Figure Drawing Workshop led by Shawn Skabelund begins Monday January 14th, 2019! The workshop consists of 6 three-hour sessions drawing from a live model. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm

Nothing can be more enjoyable, yet at the same time more demanding, than drawing from the figure. It takes total concentration and can be very taxing by the time a particular session comes to a close, but as one concentrates, one wonders where the time has gone by.  

In this course, the instructor uses the formal elements of drawing in describing the figure. Through a series of exercises, students will expand our drawing/seeing skills. The course is specifically set up to help students to see form and apply it onto a two-dimensional surface.

This is an opportunity to study and receive personal instruction in figure drawing from award-winning artist, Shawn Skabelund.  Shawn holds degrees from Utah State University and the University of Iowa. A nationally exhibited artist, his work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine and numerous regional publications. Shawn is also a Viola Visual Arts award winner for his exhibition Virga: The Hunt for Water.

NOTE: This course is for those who have never drawn from the figure before or have had beginning figure drawing, but have never moved into intermediate or advanced figure drawing courses.

Pricing:  $140 for Arts Council members & $155 for non-members.

Register

If you have questions about this session, contact Elizabeth Vogler at (928) 779-2300 x109.

 

Feb
5
Tue
Long-Form Improv Comedy Workshop @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to present another 6-week series of Long- Form Improvisational Comedy Workshops with Garrison Garcia!

Dates: Tuesday’s January 29- March 5, 2019 | Student Showcase: Friday, March 8, 2019

Pricing: Early bird price before Jan. 22: $175 / Member price: $158
After Jan. 22: $200 for non members / $180 for members

Join Flagstaff Arts Council for a 6 week Long- Form Improv Workshop with Garrison Garcia in 2019!  Garrison’s passion for performing started at childhood with a living room magic show and might have peaked with his role of “Toy Soldier #3” in a community production of The Velveteen Rabbit. As a graduate student, he performed with NAU’s improv troupe, NAUghty Bits. Currently, Garrison can be found writing sketches, scripts, and cultivating local talent for The Foundry, Flagstaff’s only monthly, community variety show.  Garrison is the founding member and creative director of Flagstaff’s premier improv comedy team, Tiny Punches. By “yes, and”-ing the offers life gives him, Garrison has discovered a passion for directing improv workshops and trainings and he firmly believes that anyone can do improv.

This workshop is designed to provide the participant with a thorough overview and foundational knowledge of longform improvisation concepts. Essential for beginners and experienced players alike, learners can expect a highly participatory and interactive experience, culminating in a student show. Concepts covered include creating a base reality, finding and playing game, character and scene work, and using openings to initiate scenes. No prior experience is necessary for enrollment in this workshop, only a willingness to try new things in a supportive and encouraging environment. After completing this workshop, individuals from varied backgrounds have commented about their improved ability to think on their feet, the greater sense of confidence they have in group interactions and public speaking, and the extremely positive experience of laughing for two hours straight each week.

 

Register

For more information or questions, call 928-779-2300.

Feb
8
Fri
Theater of the Oppressed @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 10 @ 9:00 pm

Join Garrison Garcia and the Flagstaff Arts Council in a two- weekend acting intensive with Theater of the Oppressed.  There are 6 days of workshops on Feb. 1-3 and Feb 8-10, 2019. Participants will explore and experiment with dynamics of systemic power and oppression through theater and improvisation. Theater of the Oppressed (TO) was originated by Brazilian visionary Augusto Boal and has become a highly engaging and participatory tool used worldwide for social and political activism, conflict resolution, community building, therapy, and government legislation. Individuals interested in utilizing expressive arts to examine social justice issues are ideal participants. The culmination of this workshop will be a community forum play, intended to engage the audience in participation and sharing ideas about how to navigate the issues identified throughout the course of the workshop.

Theater of the Oppressed takes a unique approach to creating plays: the intention is to leave the scene unresolved and incomplete. The audience should be left with questions after watching the play, pondering, “What would I do in that situation?” and “How would I navigate those circumstances differently?” When presented in a forum theater environment, the plays are shown twice. First, they are seen in their entirety as the troupe devised and intended them to be seen. After the first showing concludes, the facilitator described the forum process to the audience and encourages them to participate in the next showing by replacing the protagonist and trying a new tactic. During the second showing, when an audience member freezes the action on stage by raising their hand and exclaiming “Stop!”, the facilitator assists in bringing that person into the play. The audience volunteer – a person who moves from spectator to spect-Actor – is then infused into the scene in hopes of finding a different outcome for the protagonist.

Theater of the Oppressed is powerful because it involves the community in partnership for active problem solving focused on universally relatable and impactful issues. It’s a way to practice for the future. By involving the audience in the process of taking action, Theater of the Oppressed mobilizes and encourages participation in the process of searching for solutions and alternatives, and inspires community collaboration in personal and systemic conflict resolution.

Dates: TWO WEEKENDS! February 1-3 and February 8-10, 2019

Pricing: Early bird price before Jan. 20: $250 /After Jan. 20: $275

Register today for all 6 sessions of Theater of the Oppressed taking place over two consecutive weekends, 3 days each.  Sessions are from Feb. 1-3 and Feb 8-10, 2019. Specific times are: Feb. 1, 6-9pm, Feb. 2, 9am- 4pm, Feb. 3, 9a-1p, Feb. 8, 6-9pm, Feb. 9, 9a-4p and performance 6-8p, Feb. 10, 10a-12p. 

To inquire about a scholarship, email evogler@flagartscouncil.org by Jan. 11 for more information.

Register

For more information or questions, call 928-779-2300.