Peacebuilding Through Performance Workshop Comes to DC – May 10-11, 2013 – Georgetown University
To sign-up: www.heatcollective.org
Introduction to Art & Peacebuilding
A Unique One-and-a-Half Day Workshop in Theatre and Conflict Transformation
May 10 6:30-10:00, May 11 10:00-6:00
Georgetown University, Davis Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC, 20057-1063
LEARN about current and previous work in the field of peacebuilding and performance in conflict zones.
Acquire TOOLS and SKILLS for creative and ethical conflict transformation (using material from the Acting Together on the World Stage Toolkit).
Discover RESOURCES and JOIN a global network of thoughtful arts and human rights practitioners.
Presented by Jessica Litwak and David Diamond
Workshop cost: $79: Students, $99: General.
Some need-based scholarships available
Jessica Litwak is a theatre artist (playwright and performer), registered drama therapist, teacher, and an activist/organizer. A steering committee member and co-leader of the Arts and Human Rights initiative for Theatre Without Borders, Litwak is also a case consultant for the Artists In distress Services Committee for freeDimensional . She was on the full time theatre faculty of San Francisco State University and Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy and has taught in the Graduate Drama Therapy Dept. at Lesley University. Performing, writing and teaching courses in Theatre for Personal and Social Change, she travels extensively and has current projects in Iraq, India, Palestine, Cameroon and Lebanon. She is a co-founder of The Dream Act Union, Artistic Director of the New Generation Theatre Ensemble, and The H.E.A.T. Collective. Litwak’s work has been published by Applause Books, Smith and Krause, and The New York Times. Her many plays which have been produced throughout the U.S. and Europe include : The Emma Goldman Trilogy: Love Anarchy and Other Affairs, The Snake and The Falcon, Nobody Is Sleeping, Wider Than The Sky Secret Agents and A Pirate’s Lullaby. Litwak has a BFA from New York University’s Experimental Theatre Wing and an MFA from Columbia University. She is a PhD candidate at Antioch University in Leadership and Change Through the Arts.
David J. Diamond is an artist, career coach for theatre artists, community activist and teacher. Current projects include coordinating the La MaMa International Symposium for Directors, Playwright Retreat, Residencies and Master Acting Workshops in Spoleto, Italy each summer. He serves on the Steering Committee of Theatre Without Borders and co-produced the 2010 Conference: Acting Together on the World Stage: Theatre and Peacebuilding in Conflict Zones. He serves the Advisory Boards of DNAWorks and H.E.A.T. Collective. He has worked with the U.S. Army as a mentor director on Army bases; served as adjudicator for the Army’s One-Act Play Competition and was a delegate to the International Theatre Institute Congress in Madrid. Through his company, Career Coaching for Artists, David presents workshops for professionals and students, including Directing Your Theatre Career at Yale School of Drama, Brown, DePaul, National Theatre Institute, Columbia (where he is an Adjunct Professor) among others. He co-teaches a course in World Theatre at Sarah Lawrence College. He is an Adjunct Professor at Pace University. Former Executive Director of Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, he has an M.A. from NYU in Performance Studies and B.A. from University of Illinois. He has served on panels for Theatre Communications Group, The Drama League Symposium, New York Foundation for the Arts and others.