Cynthia Cohen, Director of Peacebuilding and the Arts, and principal investigator of the "Acting Together" project.

Polly Walker, Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA. She is a director of the Peace and Conflict Studies Institute Australian and lectures in peace and conflict at James Cook. See Walker's case study page.

Roberto Gutiérrez Varea, Chair of Performing Arts Department, University of San Francisco. See Varea's case study page.

Editorial Advisors

Daniel Banks, PhD, Founder, DNA Works/Dialogue and Healing Through the Arts; Founder and Director, Hip Hop Theatre Initiative; past Chair of the Black Theatre Association Focus Group for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education; former faculty member, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU; founding member, Theatre Without Borders.  See Banks' case study page.

Jessica Berns, Former Project Director, Coexistence International, Brandeis University, an initiating sponsor of "Acting Together on the World Stage;" former program officer of Transparency International with responsibility for non-governmental organization networks in Latin America.

Kevin Clements, PhD, Director, Autearoa New Zealand Peace and Conflict Studies Center; Secretary General, International Peace Research Association; former Director, International Alert; convenor PeaceMAP (Peace through Music, Art and Poetry), Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Erik Ehn, playwright; Director of Playwriting, Brown University; formerly Dean of the School of Theatre, California Institute for the Arts; initiator of Arts in the One World theatre and peacebuilding project in Rwanda and Uganda; founding member, Theatre Without Borders.

Roberta Levitow, theatre director, dramaturg, founding member of Theatre Without Borders, an initiating sponsor of "Acting Together on the World Stage;" Senior Fulbright Specialist working with playwrights in East Africa and Eastern Europe. Read more about Levitow.

Eugene van Erven, Director, Community Art Lab and senior lecturer/researcher in Theatre Studies, Utrecht University; author and editor of several books on international community theatre.  See van Erven's case study page.