The theatre is a place to develop empathy and explore one’s own humanity. With the support of a Davis Projects for Peace Fellowship, Playwriting for Peace brought together Kosovar and American creatives for a 5-week playwriting and theatre workshop in Pristina, Kosovo.
The genesis of this project came from both a knowledge and admiration of applied theatre innovations and an apparent lack of theatre interventions for geopolitical peacebuilding. Typically, applied theatre programs work to bring emotions to the forefront of populations currently facing conflict or to those experiencing institutional discrimination. These innovations in applied theatre have brought often unheard stories into the modern theatre landscape. Playwriting for Peace suggests that interventions are needed in countries even after conflict has left.
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