Theatre Of Witness / Book Launch

Posted on: 14th February 2013

Theatre Of Witness / Book Launch
Sunday 17th February - 4pm


The launch of Teya Sepinuck's new book: ‘Theatre of Witness - Finding the Medicine in Stories of Suffering, Transformation and Peace' will be held at The Playhouse on Sunday February 17.


The book, published by Jessica Kingsley Press chronicles the author'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.

The concluding two chapters of the book focus on Teya's Theatre of Witness work in Northern Ireland, including the creation and tour of ‘We Carried Your Secrets', and ‘I Once Knew a Girl' at The Playhouse Derry~Londonderry.

During the launch, Teya will read excerpts from the book. There will be music by Tracy McRory and refreshments, as well as a book signing.

‘Theatre of Witness - Finding the Medicine in Stories of Suffering, Transformation and Peace' will be launched at The Playhouse on Sunday February 17 at 4pm. All are welcome.


To book contact Emma Stuart at the Playhouse on (028)71268027 or email Or for more information on The Playhouse Theatre of Witness project visit


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