Theatre of Witness Workshops with the Playhouse Derry

Finding the Medicine in stories of suffering, transformation, and peace.’

Teya Sepinuck

#ComeEngage with Theatre of Witness (TOW)    

Workshops are now available online for free as part of #DigitalPlayhouse  

Theatre of Witness is a form of testimonial performance performed by people sharing their personal and collective stories of suffering, transformation and peace. The work brings people together across divides of difference to bear witness to truth, healing and reconciliation.

Engage with performers and storytellers from all sides and realties of The Troubles to explore the path to healing from conflict. Workshops enable the performers to screen video footage of their original Theatre of Witness production and talk about their experiences. The workshops are also give the opportunity for participants to ask questions about things that are rarely spoken about.

Who are the performers in TOW? Performers include former police officers, paramilitaries and relatives of those killed or injured.

What age are the workshops for?  Age 14+

How long do they last for? Approx 2hrs

Group Size? TOW can be adapted to meet the needs of the group

Workshops: Free to residents of Northern Ireland

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New Belfast Community Arts Initiative trading as Community Arts Partnership is a registered charity (XR 36570) and a company limited by guarantee (Northern Ireland NI 37645).Registered with The Charity Commission as New Belfast Community Arts Initiative - NIC105169.