Staging Social Justice

Staging Social Justice

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Normal.dotm0011901163SIU Press195141012.00false18 pt18 pt00falsefalsefalse!--StartFragment-- Fringe Benefits, an award-winning theatre company, collaborates with schools and communities to create plays that promote constructive dialogue about diversity and discrimination issues. Staging Social Justice is a groundbreaking collection of essays about Fringe Benefitsa€™ script-devising methodology and their collaborations in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. The anthology also vividly describes the transformative impact of these creative initiatives on participants and audiences. By reflecting on their experiences working on these projects, the contributing writersa€”artists, activists and scholarsa€”provide the readerwith tools and inspiration to create their own theatre for social change. a€œContributors to this big-hearted collection share Fringe Benefitsa€™ play devising process, and a compelling array of methods for measuring impact, approaches to aesthetics (with humor high on the list), coalition and community building, reflections on safe space, and acknowledgement of the diverse roles needed to apply theatre to social justice goals. The book beautifully bears witness to both how generative Fringe Benefitsa€™ collaborations have been for participants and to the potential of engaged art in multidisciplinary ecosystems more broadly.a€a€”Jan Cohen-Cruz, editor of Public: A Journal of Imagining America !--EndFragment--This chapter comprises essays detailing and critiquing some ofthe procedures and guidelines Fringe Benefits has developed in an ... ways Safe Space can be achieved and what happens once participants trust it to the point of sharing personal stories for the first time. ... winner of the American Alliance for Theatre and Educationa#39;s 2009 Winifred Ward Scholarship, contributes the second essay in 154 4.

Title:Staging Social Justice
Author: Norma Bowles, Daniel-Raymond Nadon
Publisher:SIU Press - 2013-06-03

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