Exclusion Response Workshops

Augusto Boal created Theatre of the Oppressed for non-actors as a way to rehearse social change. His technique uses participatory methods to explore issues facing us as a community and brainstorm responses to difficult and/or oppressive scenarios. Exclusion response workshops, based on the Augusto Boal Theater of the Oppressed method, are workshops where we use theatre techniques to rehearse how to react to overt or covert instances of exclusion, particularly in STEM. ​The exclusion response workshops are a fun and active way to navigate difficult topics including:

  • Creating Gender Parity
  • Sexism Response
  • Racism Response
  • Religious Discrimination Response
  • Classism

We have facilitated exclusion response workshops at national conferences and at universities for students, faculty, and employees. Our lead facilitator team is:

SarahSarah Provencal is a director and actor and currently holds a position as an Adjunct Professor of Theater at Winthrop University. Sarah has a Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University.


Celine Latulipe is a Professor of Computer Science in the College of Computing and Informatics at UNC Charlotte and an Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba. She does research in Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science Education, Gender/Technology issues, and Aging and Technology. Celine has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo (Canada).