Social Justice & Political Theatre

Content here focuses on theatremakers, companies, and projects with a political or social justice mission.

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Livestreaming Ashtar Theatre’s Oranges and Stones
Video

Livestreaming Ashtar Theatre’s Oranges and Stones

A play without words that portrays the reality of persecution in Palestine, and travels in time to seventy years of occupation and settlement.

Monday 31 August 2020
International
Arts + Activism: Jeannette and Making Political Musical Theatre
Video

Arts + Activism: Jeannette and Making Political Musical Theatre

with Ari Afsar, Erin Ortman, Martha Nichols, Jen Bender, and Regina Victor

Thursday 6 August 2020
United States
Participatory Research Results and Further Questions
Essay

Participatory Research Results and Further Questions

Expanding Where, Why, How, and With Whom Artists Make Work

by Jan Cohen-Cruz
20 July 2020
Howlround Theatre Commons
From the World Theatre Map
Art in the Age of Populism
Series

Art in the Age of Populism

IETM Brussels

Populism may be considered as an ideology, a movement, or simply a style. Some may perceive it as a weapon against democracy, because it shrinks the space for plurality; some may view it as democracy's last vessel of hope, because it brings politics closer to the people. This series explores how the Belgian arts sector confronts this complex phenomenon.

South African Theatre Artists at National Arts Festival
Series

South African Theatre Artists at National Arts Festival

A nation characterized by its Apartheid legacy and struggle for liberation, we hear the story of a South Africa reborn, and the art at its center, through the voices of some of its most dynamic artists.

Theatre in South Africa
Series

Theatre in South Africa

A nation characterized by its Apartheid legacy and struggle for liberation, we hear the story of a nation reborn and the art at its center through the voices of some of its most dynamic artists.

Hands Up Series by Keith Josef Adkins
Series

Hands Up Series by Keith Josef Adkins

Keith Josef Adkins shares excerpts from Hands Up: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments, ten-minute monologues commissioned in response to the recent events in Ferguson and Staten Island.

Ferguson Moment
Series

Ferguson Moment

A series on artists' critical response to the shooting of Michael Brown.

Shakespeare Through the Lens of a Military Veteran
Series

Shakespeare Through the Lens of a Military Veteran

This series examines Shakespeare from a military veteran's perspective and offers a new angle on Shakespeare's text and characters, while delving deep into the challenges facing American theatre and society.

Political Ideology and Art
Series

Political Ideology and Art

A series in which each writer was invited to respond based upon the intersection of political ideology and art in their work.

Gun Control Theatre Action
Series

Gun Control Theatre Action

This series focuses on personal perspectives from a select group of practitioners on theatre and social change, the nature of artistic efficacy, and on past and ongoing gun control theatre actions. We welcome readers to reflect with us.

New England Foundation for the Arts National Touring Theatre Project
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New England Foundation for the Arts National Touring Theatre Project

This series traces the progress of the New England Foundation For the Arts's touring initiative.