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