Our Collective Protest Sign

Our Collective Protest Sign

Once again the task of adapting Theatre of The Oppressed to Occupy San Diego presented some challenges, but our presence definitely added to the rally.  We had some logistical problems with some participants arriving late and others not arriving at all.  This situation actually provided the opportunity to announce our sculpture and invite participate during the set-up prior to the speeches.  Several people enthusiastically took roles in the...

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Image of the Corporate Marionettes

We returned again to Freedom Plaza for our new teach-in last Sunday, December 4.  Our task was to create and rehearse a living sculpture for the International Day of Human Right Rally, planned for next Saturday December 10.  With a new group of willing participants we had a very productive session.  Although, I must say that conditions for conducting a theatre workshop on the streets are quite challenging.  After some demechanizing warm-ups we...

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Living Sculpture for Wells Fargo

We returned enthusiastically on Saturday, November 17 to meet with the theatre participants and take our image to Wells Fargo.  During the previous week, however, the 24/7 encampment had been shut down and the atmosphere at Freedom Plaza was quite different.  Many of our original participants were not there and, in general, the mood was more sedate.  People were hanging out and hunkered down.  So we hunkered down also. Slowly over several...

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Occupy SD – Image Theatre for Wells Fargo Plaza

On a rainy, Saturday in November, a group of Occupy San Diego particpants began to develop an analytical  image to present in front of  the Wells Fargo Bank at the corner of Market and 1st Ave.  The image intends to portray the relationship of banks and corporations to the actual suffering of our people and the political structures that have enable them. Due to the rain we did not get a photo of the finished image and we did not march to Wells...

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