As always, this Game Day we invite new folk and veterans alike, for folks wanting to try something new, explore something deep, make meaningful connections and get silly. Theatre of the Oppressed offers us the opportunity to explore a myriad of complex topics creatively, while we build community together. I will be asking the assembled community to weigh in to shape the day to best meet the needs and desires of the group in attendance. We may choose to respond to harm, to turn towards joy, to get silly, to get deep, or a combination of all of these as we get out of our heads and into our bodies.
If this is your first time joining us, you’ll be able to jump right in and play, explore and dialogue with other participant community members. All games will be scaffolded to make sure everyone is able to participate, and I work to make sure we work together to create comfort and trust.
We will be hosting three more game days: one Sunday a month until summer! So mark these dates on your calendar: March 24, April 21 and May 26.
For more information check out The Good Work Hour, where Leigh was our guest on the Nov. 22nd 2022.
S. Leigh Thompson is a facilitator, Theatre of the Oppressed Joker, community organizer and all around joyful trouble-maker who has worked at the intersections of art and activism for over 20 years. A trans queer white and Native person with disabilities, Leigh has worked with communities around the globe to develop creative tools to address issues of power, privilege and oppression and attend to oppression-based trauma. Leigh has also worked with organizations of all shapes and sizes as an equity and justice strategist and facilitator and organizational development consultant. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Leigh has lived in midtown Kingston for four years with his husband and kid and can often be found digging in the soil and obsessing about how gorgeous the sunsets are here.
This event is free, but registration is greatly appreciated.