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The Evergreen State College Presents:

Israel & Palestine: A "Rainbow of Desire" Interactive Theatre Event
Facilitated by Marc Weinblatt

Part of the "Searching for Peace" lecture series

Date and time: Saturday, April 10 th 2004
1:30-4:30 p.m.

Location: The Olympia Center
222 Columbia St. N.W.

(across from Percival Landing)

Free and open to the public

You are invited to a unique community dialogue around the Israel/Palestine conflict. Using the language of theatre, members of the audience will participate in a short scenario highlighting the tension between Israel and Palestine in order to gain a deeper understanding of what is going on below the surface of this controversial situation. The Rainbow of Desire structure uses physical imagery and improvisation to make visible the various fears, desires, and other emotions that may be happening inside the characters.

More than simply role playing, this dynamic process invites critical thinking, empathy and creative problem solving. It can be enlightening, empowering, and also a lot of fun. Anyone is welcome to attend and participate actively, add to the discussion or simply witness the process.

The Rainbow of Desire is part of a body of work known internationally as Theatre of the Oppressed. Created by Brazilian visionary, Augusto Boal, Theatre of the Oppressed is a form of popular community-based education that uses theater as a tool for transformation. Originally developed out of Boal's work with peasant and worker populations, it is now used all over the world for social and political activism, conflict resolution, community building, and government legislation.

About Marc Weinblatt: Marc has been a professional educator, artist, activist and workshop facilitator since 1980. He has extensive experience with both adults and youth. Formerly artistic director at the Seattle Public Theater, Marc is an internationally recognized leader in the use of Theater of the Oppressed to stimulate personal and social change. He has worked with diverse communities ranging from corporate executives to homeless youth, from academics to refugees in Azerbaijan.


This event is sponsored by The Evergreen State College and members of the Olympia-area community's Middle East Planning Group.