Community Arts Lab - Arts Festival and Conference
June 20-21, 2013
The Community Arts Lab (CAL) is a festival and two-day symposium aimed at uniting people through art and continuing to develop community arts in the of Utrecht in the Netherlands in June 2013. It will feature a dialogue component with themes including theatre for development, theatre in prisons, theatre with refugees, youth theatre community opera and dance. Cynthia Cohen, Roberto Varea, and Dijana Milošević will be presenting at the event, numerous other ReCAST, Inc. contributors will be attending the festival, and there will be a screening of the "Acting Together" documentary. Read more about the program and festival events.
"Acting Together on the World Stage" Film Screening
April 3, 7:30pm
The Fletcher School, Tufts University, Room: Mulgar 200
Free and open to the public. Dr. Cynthia Cohen will give a lecture and discussion to examine the film through a gendered lens. The event is co-sponsored by Fletcher Global Women, The Tufts International Communications Club, and the Fletcher Performing Arts Club.
9th Orlando Latin American Film & Heritage Festival (OLA FEST)
February 8, 2013, 6:30pm
Hope CommUnity Center
1016 N. Park Ave., Apopka, Florida
Festival dates: February 8-10, February 15-17
The opening night for the OLA FEST includes Flamenco music concert and a screening of the “Acting Together on the World Stage,” followed by Q & A with Roberto Varea. The documentary “Acting Together on the World Stage” is also receiving the “Spirit of Place” award the presented by the Awakening/Art & Culture Ola Fest. The "Spirit of Place" Award is an award that was established two years ago for excellence in social realism and activism in the arts. More information.
Learning Peace and Democracy through Film (Japanese subtitles)
February 11, 2:00 - 5:00pm
Sponsored by the Global Campaign for Peace Education (GCPE) & AGEnT: Global English Teaching. Lecture and film screening of “Acting Together on the World Stage” (subtitled). More information. For additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 7, 2012
Conference – Engaging the Other:
Breaking Intergenerational Cycles of Repetition
December 5 -8, 2012
Workshop: December 8, 4:15pm
Polly Walker will be posting a workshop session at this conference on December 8 at 4:15pm titled “En-acting Narratives: Transformative Performance in the Aftermath of Violence, Documentary: Acting Together.” Her presentation will include a series of clips from the Acting Together documentary.
"Acting Together on the World Stage" Film Screening
November 4, 6:00 - 8:15pm
Tel Aviv University (TAU) Theatre Department
Tel Aviv, Israel
Free and open to the public. A greeting will be given by Prof. Gady Keynar, head of the TAU Theatre Department, and an introduction will be given by Lee Perlman. There will be a reading of the play from Aida Nasrallah and Lee Perlman's chapter in Volume I of Acting Together. The film will be screened in English with Hebrew sub-titles. Cynthia Cohen will give a presentation and a panel will be moderated by Hen Alon on the topic “What can we learn from other regions and communities and what can they learn from us?” Panelists include Dr. Aida Nasrallah, Prof. Shulmaith Lev-Aladgem, Igal Ezraty, Prof. Freddie Rokem. View the event flyer in Hebrew.
"Acting Together on the World Stage" Film Screening
November 14, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Pearlman Lounge, Brandeis University
Cynthia Cohen, Director of the Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts, will facilitate the post-screening discussion and Q&A. This event is hosted by the Peace, Conflict and Coexistence studies Program at Brandeis University. For more information, please contact Alia Goldfarb.
International Peace Research Association:
IPRA Japan Conference
November 27, 9:00 - 10:00am
Open to IPRA Conference attendees. Cynthia Cohen, Director of the Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts, is a co-convener of this annual conference and will be also hosting the film screening.
2012 Imagining America Conference
721 Broadway, Lower Level, Room 017, New York University
Registration required. Film screening followed by a discussion with Cindy Cohen. The 2012 Imagining America conference is an occasion to reflect critically on the shared predicaments of democratically-oriented, cultural work in higher education and community-based organizations; to articulate languages and practices of possibility; and to develop and strengthen cross-sectoral networks committed to moving such work forward.
Summer Course: Expressive Arts; Educational Transformations at Seeds of Peace
July 23 - August 7, 2012
Seeds of Peace International Camp, Otisfield, ME
Screening open to participants of Seeds of Peace summer course. In the Summer of 2012, Seeds of Peace will hold its second two-week summer course for educators from the Middle East, South Asia, and United States. Drawing on the power of the arts to empower youth and address conflict-related issues, the session will focus on “Expressive Arts; Educational Transformations.”
ATHE Conference 2012
Performance as/is Civic Engagement: Advocate, Collaborate, Educate
August 2, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Lexington, Ballroom Level
400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
“Acting Together on the World Stage” will be screened at The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference in Washington DC Aug 2-5, 2012.
Alternate ROOTS Conference
August 9, 7:40 – 8:40pm
Lutheridge Conference Center, Atlanta, GA
Registration required. Cynthia Cohen will be presenting the documentary film “Acting Together on the World Stage” during the 36thAnnual Business Meeting & Artists Retreat at Alternate ROOTS Conference.
The Boston Foundation
June 22, 12:30-3:30pm
South Boston Room, The Boston Foundation, Boston, MA
Free and open to the public. Screening followed by post-screening conversation with Cynthia Cohen, co-creator of film and director of Acting Together project, Brandeis University; Kathleen Bittier, artist, policy expert and chief curator at Medicine Wheel Productions; Charles Mulekwa, playwright from Uganda and a curator of Acting Together project. An additional video clip from the toolkit will be shown, followed by conversation and activities exploring how artists and peacebuilders balance attention to aesthetic and socio-political imperatives. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Naoe Suzuki at email@example.com. Read more or view the Facebook event page.
A Conversation with Roberto Gutiérrez Varea
May 16, 4:00 - 5:30pm
TheatreBooks, Toronto, Canada
Aluna Theatre and TheatreBooks present a conversation with Roberto Gutiérrez Varea, co-editor of “Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict.” His research and creative work focuses on live performance as means of resistance and peacebuilding, in the context of social conflict and state violence. Varea's stage work in the United States has focused on Latino/Chicano theatre, and directing world or west-coast premieres of works by Migdalia Cruz, Ariel Dorfman, Cherrie Moraga, and Jose Rivera (among others). He is the founding artistic director of community-based performance groups Soapstone Theatre Company and El Teatro Jornalero!, and co-founder of the San Francisco-based collective Secos & Mojados. Free and open to public. Read more.
Twisted Sisters Teahouse
Chemainus, BC, Canada
Free, public screening with purchase from teahouse. Show will start at 7:00, but refreshments can be purchased beforehand.
El Festival de Teatro Alternativo
Free, public screening in conjunction with the Alternative Theater Festival of Bogota, including a presentation and discussion with Roberto Gutierrez Varea on theater and human rights in Latin America.
April 25, 7:00pm
Neff Lecture Hall, von Liebig Center for Science
Free, public film screening with followed by a panel with Dr. Cynthia Cohen, Dr. Polly O. Walker, Kate Clarke, head of Theatre Program at Juniata, and Prof. Celia Cook-Huffman.
Philadelphia Folklore Project
April 29. 4:00-6:00pm
Leeway Foundation Office
1315 Walnut Street
Suite 832, Philadelphia 19107
Free, public film screening with followed by a discussion with Dr. Cynthia Cohen. RSVP requested; Please contact Toni
Shapiro-Phim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Screening of "Acting Together on the World Stage: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict"
March 21, 4:00 - 7:00pm
Peter Wall Institute, University of British Columbia
6331 Crescent Road, Vancouver
Free, public film screening with introduction from Cynthia Cohen and followed by dialogue with Commentators including Professor Rena Sharon, UBC School of Music, Professor James Stewart, UBC Faculty of Law, Professor Maureen Maloney, SFU School of Public Policy, and facilitated by Professor Michelle LeBaron, UBC Faculty of Law. Registration required; please contact email@example.com. View the event flyer.
University of British Columbia, Justice Institute of British Columbia - Theatre
March 22, 6:00pm
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC, Canada
Light refreshments at 6:00pm, and free, public film screening at 6:30pm, followed by dialogue with Cynthia Cohen. RSVP is required. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-528-5608.
Durban, South Africa
Free, public screening in conjunction with South Africa's Human Rights Day (March 21st).
Medicine Wheel Productions and ReCast, Inc.
February 9, 6:30pm
Medicine Wheel Productions
110 K Street- 2nd Floor
South Boston, MA 02127
Reception at 6:30 and free, public screening at 7:30, followed by a conversation lead by the filmmaker Allison Lund, visual artist Linda Burke, Dr. Cynthia Cohen, director of the Peacebuilding & the Arts Program and Medicine Wheel’s Chief Curator Kathleen Bittier. The film will be shown in conjunction with a new exhibition at Medicine Wheel’s Spoke Gallery, “Points of Impact” by visual artist Linda Burke. Together these two projects will ignite a conversation about what impacts all of our lives and the healing powers of art.
Santa Fe Art Institute and Theatre Without Borders
February 13, 6:00pm
Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Tipton Hall
1600 Saint Michaels Drive
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Admission: $10 general, $5 students/seniors. Film screening followed by panel discussion. Panelists include Roberta Levitow and Daniel Banks, P.h.D., founding members of the Acting Together project, founding members and co-directors of Theatre Without Borders, as well as visual artist Jorge De la Torre. Read more.
Acting Together on the World Stage: Training For Trainers
New York City
Facilitated by Cynthia E. Cohen, Ph.D., this workshop is designed for educators, practitioners and trainers who have experience with the Acting Together project or have their own practice in peacebuilding and the arts in divided communities or schools.
Space is limited. Contact David Diamond, email@example.com for more information.
Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis University
February 28, 12:30-2:00pm
515 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Free, public screening followed by discussion with film's co-creator Professor Cindy Cohen. In conjunction with the Women's Studies Research Center's exhibition of work by artist Naoe Suzuki.