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Theatre of the Oppressed


Theatre of the Oppressed

This Monday evening at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, check out Theatre of the Oppressed NYC’s performance of “The Worm in the Big Apple”—a story of trying to survive in New York, based on the real-life experiences of the ensemble.

Katy Rubin, founding artistic director of this innovative theater, is a graduate of NYCEDC and New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp for NYC-based visual and performing artists. Artist as Entrepreneur is a free program each summer that equips more than 100 selected local artists with business and management skills to successfully market themselves and their work.

Through theatrical debate, Theatre of the Oppressed NYC (TONYC) creates original interactive plays inspired by real-life struggles. TONYC works with homeless persons, immigrants, prisoners, transgender homeless youth, refugees, persons living with HIV/AIDS, people with disabilities, and public-school students and teachers to establish “popular theater troupes” throughout the five boroughs.

Find out more about our initiatives to support New York City’s arts, non-profit and higher education sectors.

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