Performing Arts for Social Change
Modeled after Augusto Boal's “Theater of the Oppressed,” Performing Arts for Social Change (PASC) is theater, music and dance that offers a forum to those groups who are often not heard. Performances are of them and from them - their words, their experiences.
PASC has worked with elementary school
children in under funded schools, with gang members in New York City,
with incarcerated youth in upstate New York, and women’s groups in
Central Africa. Topics have included AIDS education and women’s
empowerment in Cameroon, poverty and powerlessness in New York City, and
racism in rural America. We use this form of performance to get people
to think, to hear what too often remains silent, and to find ways to
create necessary change within their society.