ACTING TOGETHER ON THE WORLD STAGE
is a multi-media educational initiative intended to document and strengthen the contributions of performance and ritual to social justice and conflict transformation.
THE INITIATIVE CONSISTS OF:
Mini-docs on targeted issues
PDF resources for learning and teaching
The Acting Together initiative documents how divided communities in more than a dozen conflict regions across the globe draw on the power of performance to transform conflict.
The Acting Together DOCUMENTARY tells the stories of performances enacted to build peace. The highlighted artists and peacebuilders offer vivid firsthand accounts and analyses of peacebuilding performances that speak truths in the face of denial, restore dignity in the face of violation, and build bridges of respect where relationships have been broken.
The VIDEO SHORTS and TRAINING RESOURCES feature expanded video stories and concepts, and practical guidelines and templates for action. The tools offer many different frameworks for combining resources.
The ANTHOLOGY in two volumes features chapters written by scholars, conflict transformation practitioners and artists who offer direct experience and analyses of key issues.
Taken together, these resources yield rich case studies, theoretical frameworks and recommendations to help practitioners, educators, students and policymakers understand and strengthen the emerging field of peacebuilding performance.
Political and social failures begin and end in failures of imagination. Acting Together invites a major renewal of the dramatic imagination for the sake of social healing and understanding.