Hiram College

Don’t spectate! PARTICIPATE!

Learn Forum Theatre techniques focusing on health care equity and health disparities.

What is Forum Theatre?

Forum Theatre is used around the world by oppressed and marginalized peoples as an interactive and communal brainstorming tool, with the goal of overturning oppressive systems such as racism, income disparity, sexism, and more.

Who is this for?

  • Community organizers
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Teachers
  • Artists
  • Activists
  • Anyone who cares about health disparities and healthcare equity!


  • Tuesday, June 5 – afternoon/evening
  • Wednesday, June 6 – all day

Forum Performance:

  • Wednesday, June 6 – evening

­­­ Katherine Burke, MFA, is a multidisciplinary artist, teacher, and activist.  Her work in health humanities at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine engages Cleveland residents, medical students, health care workers, and physicians in an ongoing examination of health and well-being in Cleveland. As the directing and devising force behind the acclaimed verbatim play May 4th Voices, she brought to life the oral histories of witnesses to the 1970 shootings at Kent State University. An activist who uses Theatre of the Oppressed and other arts-based techniques to foster dialogue and inspire action, Burke is the current president of Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed, Inc., and has taught and implemented applied theatre for social change methods nationally and internationally.