Acting Together

Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict: Volume II: Building Just and Inclusive Communities

By Daniel Banks; Kate Gardner; Mary Ann Hunter
(New Village Press, Paperback, 9781613320006, 304pp.)

Publication Date: December 2011

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Courageous artists working in hostile regions worldwide discuss exemplary peacebuilding theatre that offers methods of addressing violence and promoting justice.

About the Author
Daniel Banks is a theatre director, choreographer, educator, and dialogue facilitator. Banks has served on the faculties of the Department of Drama, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and the MFA in Contemporary Performance at Naropa University. He is the founder and director of the Hip Hop Theatre Initiative that uses Hip Hop Theatre as a tool for youth empowerment and leadership training. Banks is also co-director of DNAWORKS, an arts and service organization dedicated to using the arts as the catalyst for community dialogue and healing, and currently on faculty in the Master of Arts in Applied Theatre at CUNY. Banks is a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts/Theatre Communications Group Career Development Program for Directors. He has lectured throughout the US and has directed productions at prestigious international theatres. He holds a PhD in Performance Studies from NYU.

Kate Gardner is an artist and founder/director of Community Theatre Internationale and WorldEnsemble, working to create community across borders locally and globally. She conceived, produced, and directed A Happening and BrooKenya!, an intercontinental grassroots soap opera involving 150 residents in Brooklyn, USA; Kisumu, Kenya; and Lima, Peru. She has presented and taught at Brandeis University, International Center for Tolerance Education; First Latin American Conference on Education-Entertainment for Social Change; International Peace Researchers Association; International Community-Based Theatre Festival; and Youth Channel. She is also a writer and designer.

Mary Ann Hunter is a senior lecturer in drama education at the University of Tasmania and former research associate with the Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies. She has been a theatre worker, broadcaster, and community-based consultant in Australia and Singapore, and has published widely on youth-specific arts and policy. She was formerly the coordinator of meenah mienne Aboriginal arts mentoring program and is an honorary research advisor with the Faculty of Arts, University of Queensland. Hunter currently lives in Tasmania and continues to work and publish in areas of peacebuilding and the arts.
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