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ArtsLink Assembly 2018: Artists and Global Citizenship
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ArtsLink Assembly 2018: Artists and Global Citizenship

A Pilot ArtsLink Assembly in New York City organized and produced by CEC ArtsLink

Friday 16 November 2018
Lenfest Center for the Arts, Columbia University
The Impact of Youth Theatre in Palestine
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The Impact of Youth Theatre in Palestine

by Ashley Marinaccio
25 September 2018
The Importance of Military Theatre in Europe
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The Importance of Military Theatre in Europe

by Tammie Pollard
1 July 2018
Howlround Theatre Commons
From the World Theatre Map
hands of two people delicately placing their fingers on a balance with a feeling of solidarity
ArtsLink Assembly 2018: Artists and Global Citizenship
Video

ArtsLink Assembly 2018: Artists and Global Citizenship

A Pilot ArtsLink Assembly in New York City organized and produced by CEC ArtsLink

Friday 16 November 2018
Lenfest Center for the Arts, Columbia University

CEC ArtsLink presented a pilot ArtsLink Assembly on Artists and Global Citizenship livestreaming from New York City on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Friday 16 November 2018 at 2 p.m. EST (New York) / 19:00 UTC +0 (London) / 20:00 UTC +1 (Berlin) / 21:00 UTC +2 (Bucharest) / 22:00 UTC +3 (Moscow). Use #ArtsLinkAssembly in social media.

The Impact of Youth Theatre in Palestine
Essay

The Impact of Youth Theatre in Palestine

25 September 2018

Ashley Marinaccio examines the importance of youth theatre in Palestine through the work of a number of organizations, including ASHTAR Theatre, the Freedom Theatre, and Al Rowwad Cultural and Theater Training Center.

The Importance of Military Theatre in Europe
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The Importance of Military Theatre in Europe

1 July 2018

Tammie Pollard details the history of military theatre in Europe, explores its benefits, and looks at the challenges it faces today.

Writing a Play Begins with Listening
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Writing a Play Begins with Listening

13 June 2018

Playwright Renée Darline Roden talks about her travels to Israel and Palestine to gain inspiration for a new play and encountering what Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie calls “the danger of a single story.”

In Search of Lost Hope
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In Search of Lost Hope

Theatre Against All Odds in Afghanistan

15 May 2018

Theatre activist Hjalmar Jorge Joffre-Eichhorn reflects on the founding of the Afghanistan Human Rights and Democracy Organization, a political theatre group that has been working together for over ten years to create social change.

Taking Action
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Taking Action

An Artist Becomes an Advocate

13 May 2018

Jessica Litwak, artistic director of the H.E.A.T Collective, explores the growing field of artist rights and safety, and talks about her dedication to “art of service,” the work that serves communities by facilitating creative personal and social change.

The Business of War Dancing
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The Business of War Dancing

Exit12 Dance Company’s Aggressed and This is War

11 March 2017

Artistic Director Roman Baca discusses Aggressed and This is War, two dance theatre pieces by Exit12 Dance Company inspired by indigenous war dances.

Beyond the Argument
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Beyond the Argument

Art as Antidote

9 March 2017

Jonathan Wei, Executive Director of The Telling Project, meditates on war and the military, advocating art as an investigative tool for understanding and transformation.

Communicating the Human Experience of War—Through Art
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Communicating the Human Experience of War—Through Art

8 March 2017

Dr. Arthur S. DeGroat writes about the power art has to accurately communicate the experience of war, and the importance of that in our current era.

Crossing Over
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Crossing Over

Arts, Military, and Passing to the Other Side

5 March 2017

Renowned choreographer and creator of the Critical Response Method, Liz Lerman, addresses the experience of war in her life and work.

Staging a Conflict
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Staging a Conflict

Israel, Palestine, and the American Theatre

5 February 2017

Jamil Khoury writes about curating a series of six staged readings about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and that power of theatre to speak to controversial issues.

Philoctetes in Jerusalem
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Philoctetes in Jerusalem

The Cost of Growing Up a Soldier

31 January 2017

Abraham Benson-Goldberg discusses Khan Theatre’s production of Philoctetes, examining the intersections of young soldiers, heroism, war, and politics.

Theatre and Meaning at Kakuma Refugee Camp
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Theatre and Meaning at Kakuma Refugee Camp

30 November 2016

Director and educator Jessica Bauman writes about her experience teaching theatre in a refugee camp in Kenya.

What is the Role of the Artist/Arts Presenter in a Community in Crisis?
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What is the Role of the Artist/Arts Presenter in a Community in Crisis?

26 March 2016

Paul S. Flores traces the path to creating and touring his play PLACAS through community engagment with acknowedgment and palabra, and offers suggestions to supporting peace within extremely marginalized communities in conflict when making theater.

From Gaza, with Love
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From Gaza, with Love

25 February 2016

Patricia Davis on Mosaic Theatre's US premiere in Washington, D.C. of I Shall Not Hate, based on the life of Palestinian doctor Izzeldin Abuelaish.

Studio Theatre Stages a Heroic Chimerica
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Studio Theatre Stages a Heroic Chimerica

15 October 2015

Patricia Davis interviews Ron Menzel, an actor in Studio Theatre's production of Lucy Kirkwood’s Chimerica in Washington, DC.

Latinos and the Rebirth of Post-Katrina New Orleans
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Latinos and the Rebirth of Post-Katrina New Orleans

29 August 2015

José Torres-Tama writes about his experience in New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina, ten years ago.

Sand Castles in War Zones
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Sand Castles in War Zones

Insanity and Forgiveness

30 July 2015

Martha Steketee on Daniel Talbott’s ghost story of a sand-bound ship of fools and the exquisite possibility of forgiveness. 

Should Torture Taste So Good? Belarus Free Theatre’s Trash Cuisine
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Should Torture Taste So Good? Belarus Free Theatre’s Trash Cuisine

7 May 2015

Jonathan Mandell on Belarus Free Theatre's Trash Cuisine, playing through May 17 at La Mama ETC in New York City.

Grounded
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Grounded

A Stunning Singular Strike at Olney Theatre

31 March 2015

George Brant’s Grounded, at Olney Theatre, is a fast-paced, suspenseful, and moving one-woman show about a drone operator’s struggle to play two roles: annihilator and mother. 

On Belarus and Theatre, Activism and Exile
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On Belarus and Theatre, Activism and Exile

5 March 2015

In his last installment, Brendan McCall talks with Nicolai Khalezin, one of the founders of Belarus Free Theatre about art, exile, and if theatre has any impact on politics.

Performing Arts in the Islamic World
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Performing Arts in the Islamic World

The Divine Spark

4 January 2015

Muslim theater artist Hafiz Karmali discusses the 12th-century Persian poem The Conference of the Birds and the overlap of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian performance traditions.

Theatre at Belarus’ University in Exile
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Theatre at Belarus’ University in Exile

23 December 2014

In this installment, Brendan explores what happened when he directed some of the plays from the Belarusian Dream Theater at Belarus’ exiled university, resulting in differing perspectives.

Beyond Lukashenko
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Beyond Lukashenko

New Short Plays About Belarus

3 November 2014

In addition to new works by Belarusian playwrights, writers as far-flung as Europe and the United States, Australia and New Zealand, ended up making excellent contributions. The Belarusian Dream Theater project linked playwrights with more than a dozen independent presenting groups in Europe and North America, who donated their time and talents to assemble the collaborators necessary to present as many of the twenty-five new plays as each group wanted.

Citizen Theatre
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Citizen Theatre

Anne Hamburger on Basetrack Live

28 October 2014

Bertie Ferdman interviews Anne Hamburger about Basetrack Live, a multimedia theatre production inspired by Basetrack: One-Eight, a web project created in 2010 by photojournalists embedded with US Marines fighting in southern Afghanistan.