Tag Archives: Theater of the Oppressed

The Power and Failure of Art Under Oppression — A Story from Ancient Greece and Modern America

I want to tell you a story I first read in Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed. A story that stuck with me long after, and helped shape how I think about art and art’s role in liberation. It is … Continue reading

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Poemmon… Pokeom… Po-em-ke-mo- You know what? Forget it.

Back before people knew games had to have points, narratives and guns to be proper games, the surrealist movement was using games as a method of creating and engaging with art. Surrealist games were designed to remove the player’s creation … Continue reading

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New Leaf Players First Show Retrospective

I’ve been interested in looking into what games and theatre can learn from each other for awhile. Performing a play inside a video game seemed to be a logical extension of that. Animal Crossing A New Leaf was chosen for … Continue reading

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The Game of Kabuki Theatre

I feel like in America (and perhaps the West entirely) there is a perception that anything form of art that both has a long history and is suitably “ethnic” can be regarded as outdated, inscrutable and most importantly, static. The … Continue reading

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Spect-actors in Novels and Video Games

Reading Clarice Lispector’s The Passion According to GH for the first time was a traumatic experience for me. I was extremely surprised by my reaction to the text. Only a few pages in I was thrust into existential panic attacks … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy VI Recast – A Video Games of the Oppressed exclusive romhack

After my first investigation of romhacks, I was interested in diving in and actually trying to make one. Inspired by the recent surge in gender-swap hacks to promote positive female roles in video games, I considered doing something along those … Continue reading

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Uniforms in Video Games

The “silent protagonist” is a video game trope almost as old as video games. Ironically, one of the first silent protagonists would also set the template for most video game personalities to come. Mario, perhaps the most iconic video game … Continue reading

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