November 12, 2010: Event Series: Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed and Academic Freedom

Friday, November 12, 2010
Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed and Academic Freedom

Keynote Address: Doug Patterson (University of Nebraska at Omaha)

Confirmed participants: Stuart Ewen (CUNY), Ira Shor (CUNY), Rob McIntosh
(Young Women’s Leadership School of Brooklyn), Julian Boal (GTO-Paris),
George C. Stoney (NYU)

  • King Juan Carlos 1 Center
  • 53 Washington Square South (map)
  • New York, NY 10012

For more information and to RSVP email

Conference Schedule of Events:

11:30 AM Introduction

Stuart Ewen, Professor in the Department of Film & Media Studies at Hunter College, and in the PhD Programs in History, Sociology and American Studies at The CUNY Graduate Center

12:00 PM Pedagogy of the Oppressed and Academic Freedom

Ira Shor, Professor of Composition/ Rhetoric PhD Program, City University of NY Graduate Center; Professor of English, College of Staten Island, CUNY

12:45 PM Keynote Address

Doug Paterson, Professor of Theatre, The University of Nebraska at Omaha

1:30 PM Lunch on your own


2:45 PM Children, Academic Freedom, Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed

Rob McIntosh, Special Education Teacher, The Young Women’s Leadership School of Brooklyn (formerly Artistic Director of City Lights Youth Theatre)

3:15 PM Theatre of the Oppressed and Academic Freedom


4:00 PM Julian Boal, Founding member of GTO-Paris


4:45 PM The Pedagogy of Hope
George C. Stoney, Paulette Goddard Professor of Film, Tisch School of the Arts at NYU         
**Please join us for a reception to follow.

6:00 PM Dinner on your own


8:00 PM Augusto Boal’s Legislative Theatre
Facilitated by Julian Boal
**Please join us for a dessert reception to follow.

Generous support provided by: City Lights Youth Theatre, The Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center, The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, The King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, The Department of Performance Studies and the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development—Departments of Educational Theatre and Teaching and Learning.

Legislative Theatre Workshop with Julian Boal

Tuesday-Thursday, November 9-11, 2010
Sandra Cameron Dance Center
199 Lafayette Street (at Broome), New York, NY 10012 (map)
1:00-6:00 PM

All events are free of charge. For more information and the RSVP, email: