Can Theater Spur Public Policy Changes?

By Patrick Kowalczyk

May. 24, 2013

Can theater change minds or even public policy?

On May 18th, Theatre of the Oppressed NYC proved it just might be possible when it presented short plays performed by homeless LGBTQ youth that were based on the challenges they face living in New York City.

The youth were then joined by elected officials like New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and audience members to improv, act out, identify, and finally vote on possible policy solutions. The result was an experience that was entertaining, eye-opening, and potentially life-changing.

PKPR secured preview features and post-festival reviews in both national and local media including The Huffington Post, Metro New York, Next Magazine, Gay City News, Edge New York, and New York Theatre.

Permalink | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 1:18 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
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