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Exploring the Peace: Theatre of Witness Workshops

‘Finding the Medicine in stories of suffering, transformation, and peace.’

Teya Sepinuck

#ComeEngage with Theatre of Witness (TOW)    

Workshops are now available online for free as part of #DigitalPlayhouse 

Theatre of Witness is a form of testimonial performance performed by people sharing their personal and collective stories of suffering, transformation and peace. The work brings people together across divides of difference to bear witness to truth, healing and reconciliation.

In response to Covid-19, Theatre of Witness performers took part in online training to enable them to facilitate workshops online. Workshops can be adapted to suit the needs of the group.

Engage with performers and storytellers from all sides and realties of The Troubles to explore the path to healing from conflict. Workshops enable the performers to screen video footage of their original Theatre of Witness production and talk about their experiences. The workshops are also give the opportunity for participants to ask questions about things that are rarely spoken about. 

Who are the performers in TOW? Performers include former police officers, paramilitaries and relatives of those killed or injured. 

What age are the workshops for?  Age 14+

How long do they last for? Approx 2hrs

Group Size? TOW can be adapted to meet the needs of the group

Workshops: Free to residents of Northern Ireland

For more information or to book a workshop contact kierans@derryplayhouse.com.



“These are the moving stories history books miss..."

"It was a privilege to hear and engage with real inspiring peacemakers..."

“The testimony of the participants was very honest and diverse, and fascinated the young people

Participants Quotes


Introduction to Theatre of Witness by Teya Sepinuck




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Theatre of Witness

Theatre of Witness

Theatre of Witness is a form of performance, developed by founder and artistic director Teya Sepinuck that gives voice to those who have been marginalised, forgotten or are invisible in society. Their true, life stories, performed by the people themselves, are shared onstage so that audiences can collectively bear witness to issues of suffering, redemption and social justice. Theatre of Witness productions, performed in spoken word, music, movement and film projection, put a face and heart to societal issues of suffering, and celebrate the power of the human spirit to grow and transform.
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