More Details

Read a report about the event on BrandeisNOW.

For more details on the film launch on September 23rd, see the La Mama Experimental Theatre website.

To be updated on the anthology and film, complete the contact form or call 781-736-5001.

Learn more about Programs in Peacebuilding and the Arts at the website.

"Acting Together" Film Launch in NYC

"Acting Together" documents performances ranging from reconciliation rituals, to staged works (e.g. above, from Serbia), to community-engaged theater.

September 23, 2010

A new documentary film created by the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life in collaboration with Theatre Without Borders, documenting exemplary peacebuilding performance efforts around the globe Acting Together film was  launched with a special screening at the La Mama Experimental Theatre in New York City on September 23, 2010, before a packed house at a major international conference on theater and peacebuilding in conflict zones.

Read a report about that event on BrandeisNOW.

Reflections on the documentary - Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict


The film is based on interviews with artists and researchers who also contributed to a print  anthology, also titled Acting Together, the film and anthology will serve as resources for education and advocacy.

People working on social justice, post-conflict coexistence, and peacebuilding do not commonly intersect with those in the fields of the arts and culture. The Ethics Center, in collaboration with Theatre Without Borders, has developed the Acting Together project, designed to strengthen work at the nexus of the arts and peacebuilding.


“The film’s subjects inspire me,” says Allison Lund, who edited the documentary, and produced it along with Cynthia Cohen, Director of the Center's Programs in Peacebuilding and the Arts. Lund, a filmmaker and editor who has had several films selected for national and international festivals, hopes Acting Together “will bring to light the courageous actions being taken by intellectuals and artists who believe in their work as an affirmation of creativity over destruction.”

More info:

  • Read a report about that event on BrandeisNOW.
  • For more details on the film launch on September 23rd, see the La Mama Experimental Theatre website.
  • To be updated on the anthology and film, complete the contact form or call 781-736-5001.
  • Listen to or download a podcast from Kadmus Arts with Cohen, discussing the emerging practice of peacebuilding performance, the resources Acting Together has assembled, and recommendations to policy makers.
  • Learn more about "Acting Together."
  • Learn more about Programs in Peacebuilding and the Arts at the website.
  • The Acting Together anthology will be published by New Village Press in two volumes beginning in June 2011.