Submitted by Yasmine Kandil
Friday June 3 (5:30-9:00pm) & Saturday June 4 (9:30-4:30pm)
Sign up by May 25, 2016 – pgrainger@icavictoria .org
Attendance is Free
This workshop will introduce participants to tools and techniques for how to use theatre and drama for community building and engagement. Through hands-on experiential learning participants will engage with activities related to cultural sensitivity, storytelling processes, ethical practices, promotion of diversity and inclusivity, and the importance of the witness in dynamics of sharing personal stories.
What is Applied Theatre, and what is the impact of Community-based Arts practices on building connections and dealing with important social issues? Can this practice be used as a means of healing, of reconciling, and of the reintegration of marginalized communities into society? How can organizations use theatre and the arts to foster inclusion and community building? What is the power of creating a space where people share their personal stories of struggle and reconciliation? What are the ethical practices necessary to ensure the safety of participants when telling personal narratives?
Lina de Guevara and Yasmine Kandil, experienced theatre directors and community-based arts practitioners with many years working with diverse groups have come together, alongside ICA’s Arts and Outreach Coordinator, Paulina Grainger through their expertise and research to explore these questions during this workshop. During the workshop the questions will be reflected on, enabling participants to experience theatre’s potential for creating social change and community awareness.
Join us to learn and engage with these important topics, and bring to the process your own experiences and perspectives. This workshop is designed for community organizers, people involved in Social Justice, Social Work, Art Therapists, artists of different backgrounds, theatre directors, facilitators, and educators.