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Theatre of Witness at the Derry Playhouse

Photo Credit: Arts Council Northern Ireland

Photo Credit: Arts Council Northern Ireland

Several students who have participated in the Northern Ireland Semester program have worked with former Swarthmore professor, Teya Sepinuck, in Theatre of Witness programs at the Playhouse in Derry.

In her book,Theatre of Witness: Finding the Medicine in Stories of Suffering, Transformation and Peace, Sepinuck writes about the method used in these productions that draw on the experiences of people deeply impacted by violence and suffering. The participants develop their stories and become the cast.

Listen to this excellent RTE radio documentary presented by Barbara Walshe about the Theatre of Witness project in Northern Ireland.