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The Robben Island Bible Perfomance [New York City, 22 February 2016]

A reading of my play, The Robben Island Bible, was held at 7pm at the Alvin Ailey Theatre in New York City on the 22 of February as part of the Hofstra University Shakespeare Festival.  It will be directed by renowned theatre director A. Dean Irby. A second reading of the play occurred on [...]

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Interactive Theatre Workshop @ the University of West London – March 2016

I will be co-facilitating an interactive theatre workshop at UWL to examine leadership strategies to improve the patient experience in mental health for the department of Leadership, Midwifery, Substance Misuse and Healthcare Education. I have facilitated workshops in South Africa, Ethiopia and throughout the United Kingdom as a means to examine current behaviour and practice around [...]

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Interactive Theatre Workshop – Amnesty International

In this workshop, the AI training teachers wanted to examine two aspects of their work: that of gender imbalance and that of competing belief systems within schools.  The overall aim of the work was to develop strategies in dealing with discrimination within the school between teachers and students as well as between staff and staff.

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HEADROOM CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMME [DURBAN]

HEADROOM CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMME [DURBAN] Matthew Hahn has developed a programme of cultural exchange between young people in the United Kingdom and young people in South Africa. He is a Senior Lecturer at St. Mary’s University College who teaches undergraduate Drama and Applied Theatre students. These students spend ten days in Durban, the [...]

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Theatre for a Change’s International Training Programme

Theatre for a Change's International Training Programme THE PACKAGES 1. Sustainable Behaviour Change Theatre for a Change is well known for its use of face to face behaviour change workshops to improve the sexual and reproductive health of groups including teachers, sex workers, the Police, the Army, children, and young people. The workshops [...]

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Forum, Invisible & Interactive Theatre Programme

Forum, Invisible & Interactive Theatre Programme Forum Theatre is an interactive theatre form invented in the early 1970s by Augusto Boal in Brazil. Forum Theatre shows the main character (the protagonist) trying to deal with an obstacle, difficulty or oppression and failing because of the resistance of one or more of the other [...]

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The Ethical Leadership Workshop based on The Robben Island Shakespeare play

The Ethical Leadership Workshop based on The Robben Island Shakespeare play The Ethical Leadership Workshop based on The Robben Island Shakespeare play had it pilot at the South West Gauteng College in Soweto, South Africa in August 2014. It ran over two weeks and delivered a presentation / performance of Shakespeare, monologues from [...]

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The Robben Island Bible

The Robben Island Bible The book’s ‘fame’ resides in the fact that the book’s owner, Sonny Venkatratham, passed the book to a number of his fellow political prisoners in the single cells asking them to mark his favourite passage with a signature and date. Signatures included Walter Sisulu, Nelson Mandela, Govan Mbeki, Ahmed [...]

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Recognising confident and non-confident behaviour in self and others – Interactive Theatre Workshop

Recognising confident and non-confident behaviour in self and others [Aylesbury, United Kingdom] This skills development workshop was targeted at ex drug users and drinkers to enable them to get the skills they need to get a volunteering post or employment.  The workshop was about developing skills, such as interpersonal skills, communication and problem solving, as [...]

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‘I too, remember dust’: Peace-building, Politics & the Arts’ Conference, Winchester University 7th September 2015 – 8th September 2015

‘I too, remember dust’: Peace-building, Politics & the Arts’ Conference, Winchester University 7th September 2015 – 8th September 2015 The title of the conference, "I too, remember dust" is inspired by a poem from the acclaimed Romanian-Jewish poet Paul Celan, a survivor of Auschwitz, a title which invokes a haunting image of any [...]

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