Todo arte es Revolución: Actuación Global y Cambio Social

All Art is Revolution: Global Performance and Social Change

Toda Arte e Revolução: Atuação Global e Mudança Social

  • Jessica Litwak Socially Engaged Theatre
Publicado
2017-01-31

El teatro puede ser un medio de transformación tanto personal como social. Este artículo examina la teoría y describe las prácticas necesarias para articular la confluencia de diversos aspectos del arte como activismo. Esta aplicación específica del arte como agente de cambio, trae consigo la combinación de herramientas terapéuticas de sanación, preceptos de activismo, teorías de la escolaridad, y técnicas de artes escénicas. El teatro es una práctica activa que permite la investigación y la profundización, siempre que mantiene un nivel de excelencia a través de su búsqueda estética. Fusionando las fuerzas del arte y del activismo, de la formalización académica y el efecto terapéutico del arte, este ensayo intenta una aproximación al teatro -tanto local como global- que se asume como agente de transformación y tiene un compromiso con el cambio social. A través del examen de los linderos, los riesgos y los dilemas en el campo del teatro socialmente comprometido, el escrito intenta hacer un escrutinio de las mejores prácticas posibles para consolidar un arte teatral que opere como un agente de cambio positivo y útil.

Palabras clave

 arte, construcción de paz, cambio social, teatro como medio

Palabras clave: arte, construcción de paz, cambio social, teatro como medio (es)
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Jessica Litwak, Socially Engaged Theatre

Director, Playwright, Performer

Jessica Litwak, PhD, RDT www.jessicalitwak.com is an international theatre practitioner, drama therapist and recognized leader in the field of Socially Engaged Theatre. She is a graduate of RADA, NYU and Columbia with a BFA in acting, an MFA in playwriting and a Ph.D. in Theatre as a Vehicle for Leadership and Change. Litwak has over thirty years’ experience in theatre as an award winning playwright, Equity actor, innovative educator, director, and puppet builder. Her company the H.E.A.T. Collective www.heatcllective.org produces workshops, events, and productions that bring together Healing, Education, and Activism through Theatre.  She has worked extensively in Palestine/Israel, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Turkey, and Central, Eastern, and Western Europe. Litwak is a trained practitioner of Playback, Psychodrama, and Theatre of the Oppressed. She is the Artistic Director of The New Generation Theatre Ensemble (www.ngte.org).

She is a convener of the Arts and Peace Commission for The International Peace and Reach Association and an arts curator for The Rhodes campaign for European City of Culture. She is on the steering committee of Theatre Without Borders, and a Fulbright Scholar.  

Litwak, J. (2017). Todo arte es Revolución: Actuación Global y Cambio Social. (pensamiento), (palabra). Y Obra, 17(17). https://doi.org/10.17227/ppo.num17-4402

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