The book chronicles Teya Sepinuck's 26 years of creating and producing theatre with people whose stories have previously gone untold, including prisoners and their families, refugees, survivors and former perpetrators of domestic abuse, ex-combatants and those who have lived through war. With an engaging and heartfelt narrative, it beautifully conveys the key principles of Theatre of Witness and explores the author's own journey that lead to the conception and growth of this unique model of performance.
Exploring diverse human experiences in the United States, Poland and Northern Ireland, this book will be of interest to practitioners and students of applied theatre, women's studies, peace and conflict studies, professionals working in conflict resolution, counselors, psychotherapists, professionals in the field of criminal and restorative justice, drama therapists, psychodramatists and spiritual seekers.
"If you have any doubts about the power of socially-engaged theatre to challenge and heal, the stories and reflections in Theatre of Witness should put them to rest."
-Howard Zehr, professor of Restorative Justice, Center for Justice & Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University
"Teya Sepinuck is an alchemist of stories, daring to accompany others into the darkest places of trauma and find at its heart the gold of healing, reconciliation, empowerment and hope. In this book she takes us on an extraordinary journey, introducing us to those who have come through the dark night of conflict, violence and displacement and in whose stories we come face to face with our own humanity."
-The Reverend Patricia Pearce, Philadelphia PA
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