This reflective essay utilizes examples of a Theatre of the Oppressed-based program with high school teens on Chicago’s South Side to illustrate how those teens use the program to express black joy as a resistance to: 1) the negative and incomplete narrative that is often told about black teens, and 2) the issues and conversations of race, police, and violence that are often experienced and ever-present. It also illustrates how those same teens, and myself as a facilitator, struggle with finding solutions to such issues in our TO work.
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Barrett, Quenna L.
"Setting the Stage for Black Choice: Theatre of the Oppressed as Container for Resistance, Black Joy,"
Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal: Vol. 2
, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/ptoj/vol2/iss1/1