Theatre of Witness Artistic Director Teya Sepinuck to speak at Hope Beyond Hurt

Posted on: 9th April 2015

Theatre of Witness Artistic Director Teya Sepinuck will speak at Hope Beyond Hurt, a major peace building conference on Wed 15th April.

HOPE BEYOND HURT is a major peace building conference with a stellar line-up of international speakers. The conference aim is to enable voluntary / community groups and policymakers to engage with a range of inspirational people who will bring their global perspective of peace building to Northern Ireland.

As Holywell Trust's Chair of Theatrical Innovation Teya will speak on her experiences with Theatre of Witness, a groundbreaking model of performance that gives voice to those whose stories haven't been heard in society,  in The Playhouse Actors Studio from 2-4pm -on Wed 15th April.

Speakers include:
Laila Atshan - psychologist and consultant for UNICEF
Giles Duley - world-renowned humanitarian photojournalist severely injured while on patrol with the US Army in Afghanistan
Mairead McClean - filmmaker and winner of the inaugural MAC International Art Prize
Teya Sepinuck - Founder of Theatre of Witness
Steve Wessler - works internationally with law enforcement agencies, NGOs and communities, among others, on conflict resolution
Phil Wood - Principal Advisor to the Council of Europe's ‘Intercultural Cities' project
The Hope Beyond Hurt conference is part of a multi-million pound PEACE III funded project, which will culminate this summer with the opening of the City Centre Garden of Reflection, a major shared-space and resource for community relations and cross-border relationship building in the heart of the city.
Attendance at the two-day conference is open to groups, individuals and policy makers involved in peace building and community relations across Northern Ireland and beyond.

Attendance at all events is free, but must be confirmed in advance by submitting the online registration form. Numbers are limited.

For more information email:, call 028 9033 9949 or register online at


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