Theater As Witness: Advancing Peace And Justice through the Arts
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Date and Time
Monday, April 4, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Theatre
Catherine Filloux, award-winning playwright, librettist, teacher and activist, will present her work and speak about the intersection of theater, the arts and peacebuilding and how it can contribute to the School’s initiatives. Catherine will show film clips highlighting her peacebuilding work regarding both Cambodia and CultureHub’s Dog and Wolf Community Project in the U.S. She will read from her plays; present current projects including her newest play about women and mass incarceration in the U.S.; and new ideas for curricula.
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Catherine Filloux, as playwright, educator and activist, shines a light on contemporary and historic injustice, the crises that unfold as a result of such wrongs, and individual and community quests for alternatives to oppression and violence. She’s a tireless researcher and prolific writer, grounding her work in first-hand investigations. Over the past decades, Filloux has traveled to Cambodia, Guatemala, Iraq and Northern Ireland, among other places engulfed by repression or war, to explore realities on-the-ground, as a way to prepare to share stories of loss, systemic violence, love and brilliance through her plays, her teaching and her other writing and lectures. She's also a professor of playwriting, nurturing budding artists as they develop their unique voices.