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Read News from the Field under the featured themes of Creative Approaches to Sustainability and Environmental Justice and Puppetry and Social Transformation

Call to Artists, Academics & Professionals: Participation in Conflict Resolution & Dance Documentary

Report - "ReGeneration: Young People Shaping Environmental Justice" 

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"Composing Our Lives
Together" song-writing
workshop with Jane Sapp

Second Annual Global Peace Workshop
, Muğla, Turkey

Call For Papers:
IPRA General Conference
Extended deadline: 
April 30, 2014

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A Way Out of No Way: Music as a Source of Resilience, Healing and Justice
May 6
Peter Wall Institute

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Call for Support:
Ukraine Theatre of the Oppressed "Tsunami"
Listen to radio segment
March 5, Uprising Radio

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Drum circle fosters new approach to peace
The Justice
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Don West unveils portrait of Jane and Hubert Sapp at "Seeking Lives of Purpose"

LaMaMa Umbria International 15th Annual Symposium for Directors, 5th Annual Playwright Retreat
, Summer 2014


Acting Together short film featured in Culture Unplugged film festival

Read reflection from a meeting on documenting and communicating in the field of community cultural development

Read News from the Field under the featured themes of "Theatre for Peacebuilding in South Asia" and "Millennial and Intergenerational Approaches to Peacebuilding and the Arts."

Read Jean Randich’s award-nominated review of the Acting Together anthology.

Read review by Anthony Ellis of the Acting Together anthology.

Read News from the Field under the featured themes of "Peacebuilding and the Arts in Latin America" and "Artistic Responses to Trayvon Martin's Life and Death."

Read about Panel on Resilience, the Arts and Social Transformation at UBC Conference

Learn about our new project:
"A Way Out of No Way"
with Jane Wilburn Sapp

Read Cindy Cohen's article in the 2013 Olive Branch Teacher's Guide.

Acting Together at Community Arts Lab (CAL) Theatre Festival in Netherlands

View video: Presentation by the Ulafa’a Visual Artists of Bahrain

Read portrait of Cynthia Cohen in American Theatre magazine.

Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts featured in Brandeis Magazine: (Summer 2012 issue)

Read a Book Review
by Serge Loode of the
Acting Together Anthology 
Vol. I & II

Xchange Perspectives (XCP) is using a Peacebuilding and the Arts report to support their work in South Sudan. Read more and watch the video.

Acting Together Documentary

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Find out about "Acting Together" screenings near you.

Read a review of the Acting Together documentary by Shoshana Zeldner, featured by the Compathos Foundation


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“Acting Together” Documentary Selected to Receive a
2012 Telly Award

June 8, 2012 –
 The Telly Awards has named Cynthia Cohen and Allison Lund as winners in the 33rd Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled “Acting Together on the World Stage.”  Selected from nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, Telly Award is the most well-known and prestigious professional video industry award, this is a tremendous honor for the production team including Theatre Without Borders, Brandeis University’s Peacebuilding and the Arts program, and filmmaker Allison Lund.

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding professional video and film productions. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, executive director of the Telly Awards.  “Cohen and Lund's accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, comprising the Silver Telly Council (Silver being the highest presented award), judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents.  “Acting Together on the World Stage” won a Bronze Telly in the Education category.

ATThis July will mark one-year anniversary of completion of the documentary, “Acting Together on the World Stage.” This award is both a tremendous honor and great recognition of our on-going effort for promoting peace through the use of arts. If you want to get involved in the Acting Together project, please contact Polly Walker at pollyowalker@gmail.com. View the screening event calendar and learn more about the Acting Together project.

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