The Worm in the Big Apple: Presented by Theatre of the Oppressed and Housing Works 13 Theatre Troupe

Monday, February 6 , 2012 at 7:00pm

Theatre of the Oppressed NYC and Housing Works present 13 Theatre Troupe in The Worm in the Big Apple

The Worm in the Big Apple is a story of trying to survive in New York, based on the real life experiences of the ensemble. Tragedy and triumph, humor and humiliation; created and performed by the 13th Street Housing Works community.

The 13 Theatre Troupe’s work is based in the Theatre of the Oppressed methodology. In the rehearsal and development process, the actors share real-life stories of oppression, then choose, refine, cast, improvise and script these stories, utilizing found, recycled materials to serve as costumes and set. The 13 Theatre Troupe’s actors have been investigating discrimination towards homeless and HIV+ New Yorkers since fall 2011. The result is a “forum theatre” performance, in which the scenes ask a question of the audience, and the audience (or “spectactors”) intervene in the action to physically rehearse various alternatives to the problems. Join us in a rehearsal for reality.

Theatre of the Oppressed NYC inspires transformative action by offering tools of popular theatre to individuals, communities and institutions in New York City facing situations of oppression. More info at

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