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Acting Together I: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict Resistance and Reconciliation in Regions of Violence

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ISBN-10: 0981559395

ISBN-13: 9780981559391

Edition: 2011

Authors: Cynthia Cohen, Roberto Guti�rrez Varea, Polly O. Walker, Dijana Milosevic, Charles Mulekwa

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List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: New Village Press
Publication date: 7/22/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 307
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.20" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Roberto Guti�rrez Varea began his career in theater in his native Argentina. His research and creative work focuses on live performance as means of resistance and peacebuilding, in the context of social conflict and state violence. Varea's stage work in the United States has focused on Latin@/Chican@ theatre, directing world or West-Coast premieres of works by Migdalia Cruz, Ariel Dorfman, Cherrie Moraga, and Jose Rivera (among others). He is the founding artistic director of community-based performance groups Soapstone Theatre Company, and El Teatro Jornalero!, and cofounder of the San Francisco-based collective Secos & Mojados. He is an associate editor of Peace Review (Routledge) and…    

Polly O. Walker is assistant professor of peace and conflict studies at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. She is director of Partners in Peacebuilding, a private consulting organization based in Brisbane, Australia, and lectures widely on intercultural conflict resolution. Previously awarded the University of Queensland Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Women, she conducted research on the role of memorial ceremonies in transforming conflict involving Indigenous and Settler peoples in the United States and Australia. She has been a contributing author in three books: Mediating Across Difference: Indigenous, Oceanic and Asian Approaches to Conflict Resolution (2010),…    

Charles Mulekwa is an award-winning playwright, performer, composer, and producer. He began writing plays in his native Uganda and his interests center on the ways in which war within Uganda has informed Ugandan theatre. He has produced such works as The Woman in Me, The Eleventh Commandment, and A Time of Fire . He was in the National Theatre of Uganda for many years, and served as a cultural consultant for the award-winning film The Last King of Scotland . Mulekwa is currently completing his PhD in performance studies at Brown University.

Foreword: Acting Together on the World Stage
Preface: Lights in the Darkness
Introduction: Setting the Stage
Singing in the Dark Times: Peacebuilding Performance in the Midst of Direct Violence
Introduction to Section I
Theatre as a Way of Creating Sense: Performance and Peacebuilding in the Region of the Former Yugoslavia
Theatre, War, and Peace in Uganda
The Created Space: Peacebuilding and Performance in Sri Lanka
Theatre, Resistance, and Peacebuilding in Palestine
Weaving Dialogues and Confronting Harsh Realities: Engendering Social Change in Israel through Performance
Holding Fast to the Feet of the Rising Condor: Peacebuilding Performance in the Aftermath of Mass Violence
Introduction to Section II
Fire in the Memory: Theatre, Truth, and Justice in Argentina and Peru
Hidden Fires: PeaceWorks' Invocations as Zizekian Response to the Gujarat Massacres of 2002
Alive on Stage in Cambodia: Time, Histories, and Bodies
Creating a New Story: Ritual, Ceremony, and Conflict Transformation between Indigenous and Settler Peoples
Presentation of Volume II