Interventionist Theatre Symposium

Public Programs

Interventionist Theatre Symposium

Fri, Apr 16, 2004 1:30 PM

In "interventionist theater," people living in areas affected by conflict work with theater professionals to develop collaborative works that address their personal experiences. This symposium is presented as part of a collaborative university program titled Identity Formation in the Arab World.
The symposium begins with a screening of the documentary film The Last Enemy, an Israeli/Palestinian collaboration. A roundtable discussion follows with three interventionist theater practitioners who have worked extensively in occupied Palestine: Dr. Jim Mirrione of the Creative Arts Team at New York University; Louay Assaf, Iraqi puppeteer; and Sami Mitwassi, Palestinian actor.

Interventionist theater, an emerging field within theater studies, encourages people living in conflict areas to develop new collaborative work generated from their personal experience and workshops with theater specialists. The symposium is presented as part of a collaborative university program titled Identity Formation in the Arab World.

See the film/video section of this web site for details on an April 15 presentation by Walid Ra'ad, which is also part of Identity Formation in the Arab World.

Presented by Ohio State's Department of Theatre. Cosponsored by the Mershon Center, Middle East Studies Center, Departments of Comparative Studies and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, and the Wexner Center.