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Stories in the Moment

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Stories in the Moment: Playback Theatre for building community and justice


By Jo Salas

In this chapter Salas, one of the co‐founders of Playback Theatre, focuses on two major case studies of peacebuilding performance: addressing school bullying in the United States, and working with victims of war in Afghanistan. Drawing on audience members’ personal stories, Playback Theatre creates performances which facilitate social change based on dialogue, connection and empathy.

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