Past Event

The Beast Program Series: On Movement and Play

On Movement and Play Saturday is a unique and energetic approach to using theatre to explore the contours of community social awareness developed by Augusto Boal (Theater of the Oppressed). He believed that all people could act, and that play is the key to unlocking creative states of spontaneity.

In this workshop we will explore how improvisation and theatre games can free the body and voice, creating permission to experiment through performance and group dialogue to expand awareness and actualize social change within various community settings.

On Movement and Play Saturday is part of "The Beast" program series.

More on "The Beast" Exhibition and Artist John Preus:
"The Beast" is a new solo exhibition by Artist in Residence John Preus. "The Beast" structure will house a companion series of public events. Preus is best known for his work as the lead fabricator for Theaster Gates, and as the principal designer and builder of the Dorchester Projects’ Archive House. The exhibition features a two-story "architectural intervention," designed with an open meeting space inside. Materials used in construction of The Beast were harvested from six recently closed Chicago Public Schools on the South Side. The structure will be used as a site for free public programming including storytelling, music, panel discussions, and lectures – aimed at rethinking public space for inquiry, public dialogue, and creative production.

For exhibit details and a complete schedule of companion programming, visit .