Social Justice & Political Theatre

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

The Latest

Livestreaming a Conversation: Community Roll Call
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Livestreaming a Conversation: Community Roll Call

One part teach-in and one part pep rally to share the many organizing efforts happening in our community

Monday 1 March 2021
United States
Black Spatial Relics
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Black Spatial Relics

Celebrating and learning from the centuries-long Black freedom dialectic between the Caribbean and Philadelphia

Tuesday 23 February to Saturday 27 February 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
School of Resistance
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School of Resistance

A film and discussion series

Wednesday 24 February to Sunday 28 February
Belgium
NBT @ HOME Presents An "Unbought & Unbossed" Conversation
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NBT @ HOME Presents An "Unbought & Unbossed" Conversation

A digital conversation series about the dynamic legacy of Shirley Chisholm and reclaiming our vote.

Glod: Political Theatre as a Civil Right
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Glod: Political Theatre as a Civil Right

Glod: Political Theatre as a Civil Right is a series of political theatre screenings from around the world including from Romania, Lebanon, UK, Mexico, Palestine and Jordan. Join us every two weeks in solidarity with artists, activists and academics resisting from the ground.

screen shot of a tweet by @pangmeli that reads "I’m all for activist communities, queer communities etc, but communities are few and far between. what we have more of are scenes. Two signs that it’s a scene: it doesn’t have multiple generations (children, elders) and the members all have a suspiciously similar aesthetic."
Conversations Across Generations
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Conversations Across Generations

Dialogues with UK based Performance Artists

Each of the dialogues in this series speaks of the connection between political activism, creativity, and spirituality— and highlights the importance of intergenerational knowledge-sharing for the future of the Live Arts and Theatre sectors of the UK.

Decolonizing Theatre Practice / Decolonarizar Practicas de Teatro
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Decolonizing Theatre Practice / Decolonarizar Practicas de Teatro

This series explores ways in which theatre artists can decolonize their practice and the field. 

Art in the Age of Populism
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Ferguson Moment

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

Shakespeare Through the Lens of a Military Veteran
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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
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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
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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.