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Author Sepinuck, Teya

Title Theatre of witness : finding the medicine in stories of suffering, transformation and peace / Teya Sepinuck
Published London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013


Description 1 online resource (242 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: about theatre of witness and about this book -- Growing old is about the growing: aging -- I make myself at home wherever I am: homelessness -- Death is an everyday thing: refugees and immigrants -- These hands: women and girls -- Living with life: prisoners -- Standing at the doorway: runaway girls in Poland -- My neighborhood is a cemetery: inner-city violence -- Steal the stars and the moon: Polish prisoners -- Sucking water from mud: domestic abuse -- Did you understand what you were dying for? War -- I'm the daughter of a criminal: families of prisoners -- Beauty born from ugliness: fathers on the front line-Northern Ireland -- Your people are my people: unheard women's stories-Northern Ireland -- Coda
Summary Theatre of Witness is a model of performance that gives voice to those who have been marginalized, forgotten or unheard in society, creating a safe forum for audiences to bear witness to real-life accounts of suffering and transformation. This book chronicles the author's 26 years of creating and producing theatre with people whose stories have previously gone untold, including prisoners and their families, refugees, survivors and former perpetrators of domestic abuse, ex-combatants and those who have lived through war. With an engaging and heartfelt narrative, it beautifully conveys the key principles of Theatre of Witness and explores the author's own journey that lead to the conception and growth of this unique model of performance. Exploring diverse human experiences in the United States, Poland and Northern Ireland, this book will be of interest to practitioners and students of applied theatre, peace and conflict studies, professionals working in conflict resolution, counselors, psychotherapists, professionals in the field of criminal and restorative justice, dramatherapists, psychodramatists and spiritual seekers
Notes English
Description based on print version record
Subject Suffering -- Psychological aspects
Pain -- Psychological aspects
MEDICAL -- Allied Health Services -- Occupational Therapy.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychotherapy -- General.
Pain -- Psychological aspects
Suffering -- Psychological aspects
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012032524
ISBN 9780857007452