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052 – Image Theatre

Get into pairs and prepare an image theatre presentation leading to a short, five-minute, improvisation based on personal experience of discrimination, such as racism and incorporating ways to combat this. 

  1. Each pair must first share their stories of discrimination (if they feel comfortable doing so), then select one to show, by first presenting three frozen images/tableaus (beginning, middle and end to their narrative). 
  2. The group discusses what narratives they think they see in the  images presented by the partners.
  3. The partners then improvise the scene by bringing the images to life. 

 

This exercise not only looks at lived experience of discrimination, but also, how we read body language, facial expressions and other visual signs, and at times make assumptions of people’s experiences through what we think we are seeing.

 

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