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Het Wilde Western

Common Stage is a stage in Utrecht-West where Het Wilde Western create Improvisation Performances with people from different backgrounds, ages, and artistic experiences. Visitors of the Ubuntuhuis, which include people from the asylum seekers’ center, students from social or artistic courses, and local residents come to play. Since Common Stage is on Monday afternoons, Het…

Los angeles poverty department

LAPD Mission: Founded in 1985 by director-performer-activist John Malpede, Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) is a non-profit arts organization, the first performance group in the nation made up principally of homeless people, and the first arts program of any kind for homeless people in Los Angeles. LAPD creates performances and multidisciplinary artworks that connect the…

Koh Hui Ling, Co-Artistic Director of Drama Box

Koh Hui Ling, Co-Artistic Director of Drama Box,is a Singaporean theatre practitioner who finds meaning in the process of community engagement, site-specific performances and the participation of non-artists in the art-making. She graduated with an MA in Applied Drama from the University of Exeter (Distinctions, UK) in 2010.  Her desire to create alternative avenues for…

Corporación Humor y Vida

Corporación Humor y Vida [‘humor and life’] is composed of women artists from Ecuador and Colombia. They work on the contested borderlands between their two countries, an area frequently used for illegal crossings and also by guerrilla fighters.   Because of the colonial past and prejudices against indigenous culture, many in these two countries regard homebirth…

Bukjeh

Bukjeh is a bilingual installation filled with real and intimate stories by people who have been forced to leave their homes, created in response to children’s questions about refugees. The Arabic word ‘bukjeh’ means a pack of belongings carried by travellers and refugees. The project has been developed by recently arrived refugees, together with artists…

Finnish National Theatre

The Finnish National Theater was founded in 1872. It is the oldest Finnish speaking theater in Finland and employs around 350 people. The Theater’s four permanent stages and other premises (lobbies, theatre club) deliver close to 600 performances and approximately 15 premieres a year. In addition to this, the theater creates touring productions and welcomes…

Beijing Theatre

Zhao Zhiyong is associate professor at Central Academy of Drama, Beijing, China. His research focuses on theatre criticism, critical theory, and applied theatre. He is currently working on migrant workers’ community theatre in China. In addition, as a community theatre practitioner Zhiyong has worked with a number of migrant workers’ theatre groups in Beijing and…

Positively Shameless

Positively Shameless grew out of a 12-week Drama Therapy Process that was a therapeutic intervention for adult survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). The project was born out of Maitri Gopalakrishna’s PhD study at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) where she saw an opportunity to push the boundaries of her work towards theatre…

Simon Allemeersch

Simon Allemeersch is an artist and theater maker with a great interest in social-artistic projects. He followed the directing course at the RITS in Brussels. In 2006 he won the Young Theater prize at the Theater Aan Zee festival in Ostend with the performance Marre de Boire. Together with Giovanni Barcella and Nicolas Delalieux he made The Boxer…

Nada Sabet

Nada Sabet is co-founder and Director of Noon Creative Enterprise as well as being a theatre director, cultural manager and facilitator. Sabet holds a BA in Psychology and Theatre from The American University in Cairo (AUC), and an MA from Goldsmith University of London in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship.  For the past decade, Nada and…