In this class, participants will learn how to create a climate conducive to collaboration with young people in order to devise original dramatic works that promote peace in communities, resolve interpersonal conflicts, and encourage young people to value their own expressions. Drama director and educator José Angel Santana, Ph.D. will teach his original approaches that combine deep listening, improvisation, storytelling, poetry and role-play with the methods of conflict resolution and mediation. Participants will learn the process and activities for making theater and “community” by creating a temenos (sanctuary) where young people feel safe, valued, and gain confidence that they can contribute to society.
“A City at Peace”
By J. Watson Jan 12, 1997, a City @ Peace adolescent participant
Time is a friend, a healer, a maker of
Time is a condolence to me.
It brings me to the point where I
Where there is joy even within the pain.
Where not all of my tears are those
Here, in this place that time has
I see a mirror in others that
reflects all that is me.
Here, in this place, my sorrow is less,
Here, in this place, can our pain
Silence is deadly, but to speak
takes a courage that not all of us
Dedicated to everyone at City @ Peace – (City & Peace was a Bravo Television Network: Theater for Social Change Award-winning Youth Theater program in Santa Barbara, California.)
- Teachers primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs
- Teacher trainers; Headteachers
- Managers of schools/organisations offering adult education.
Head teacher of arts and wellbeing courses: Susan Gagliano
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