Cynthia Cohen: Theatre as Peacebuilding

Actor and political activitst Juliano Mer-Kahmis was shot dead last week in Jenin refugee camp, the home base of the theater which he founded — Freedom Theatre. This tragic incident highlights the important work of people like Cynthia Cohen, who we interviewed in 2010.

Cynthia CohenActing Together On the World Stage grows out of a five-year initiative of Theatre Without Borders and Brandeis University, exploring the relationship between the arts and conflict transformation.

In this podcast we talk with Dr. Cynthia Cohen, executive director of the Slifka Program in Intercommunal Coexistence at Brandeis about the emerging practice of peace-building performance, the resources the Acting Together project has assembled, and recommendations to policy makers. A conference to present findings and continue the dialogue will be held September 23 - 26 in New York City - Acting Together On the World Stage: A Conference on Theatre and Peacebuilding In Conflict Zones.

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2 Responses to “Cynthia Cohen: Theatre as Peacebuilding”

  1. Roberta Levitow
    August 24th, 2010 17:39

    Please come to the Theatre Without Borders conference: ACTING TOGETHER ON THE WORLD STAGE: THEATRE AND PEACE BUILDING IN CONFLICT ZONES at La MaMa NYC from September 23 - 26. This conference was inspired by TWB’s work with Cynthia Cohen at Brandeis. Find more information including the evolving conference schedule on the TWB website home page. Reserve your place by writing
    Roberta Levitow, co-founder, Theatre Without Borders

  2. KadmusArts Podcasts » Blog Archive » The Acting Together Project
    October 3rd, 2011 08:02

    [...] On the topic of peacebuilding through theatre, here is Cynthia Cohen: [...]

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