The Acting Together Project

The Acting Together Project (Acting Together on the World Stage) grew out of a multi-year collaboration between the Brandeis University Peacebuilding and the Arts Program and the Theatre Without Borders “Theatre and Peacebuilding Initiative.”

The Acting Together Project was co-initiated in 2005 with Dr. Cynthia Cohen, who was then working with Coexistence International, one of the Coexistence and Conflict Programs of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

Today, the Acting Together Project involves scholars and practitioners working in over fifteen conflict regions. Documentation of this work is available in an anthology, a documentary, and a web site.

Building a learning community and strengthening networks within this emerging field, The Acting Together Project is yielding rich case studies, theoretical frameworks, and recommendations to policymakers to legitimate and strengthen the emerging field of peacebuilding performance. It is already beginning to catalyze conversations and mobilize action to advance this important work, including through the development of university training program curriculum.

If you would like to learn more about the Acting Together Project, please go to the Acting Together website or the website of Brandeis University’s Peacebuilding and the Arts Program.

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