- Shelby-Allison Hibbs
- Dallas, TX
- United States
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What's happening with theatre for social change in Dallas?
Hello - I just moved to Dallas a month ago and I am interested in getting involved with theatre for social change in DFW. However, I am reaching many dead ends in my search, it seems like TFSC is bigger in Austin and there are few outlets here.
While there are programs to "teach theatre" all around the area, there are few that have primarily "process-oriented" goals (Raising awareness, posing alternatives, healing psychological wounds or barriers, challenging contemporary discourses, voicing views of the silent and marginal). I'm finding many are interested in making productions and offering theatrical skills, but I want to work more in the fields of community development and mental health.
Anyone out there have suggestions? Right now I'm leaning towards developing a new organization with the goals in parenthesis in mind. Not a "Theatre company" but a social organization using theatre as a tool for empowerment.