Drama Workshop for Peace Education
“Resilience and Community Stories”
Facilitator: Ms.Julie Salverson*
Date: 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. April 5th
Venue: Hiroshima Aster Plaza
Large Rehearsal Room, 6th Floor,
4-17 Kako-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi0
Fee: 500 yen (students: free of charge)
the maximum number of participants : 30
Organized by the Chushioku Branch of the Global Campaign for Peace Education Japan http://gcpej.jimdo.com/
Application: Please write “April 2015 Peace Education Workshop” in the subject of an email and send your name and workplace (NGO or school) to the email address above.
This workshop teaches simple exercises to help groups share experiences and analyze situations using drama and storytelling. These methods can be used by community workers, activists, teachers and health workers. The process gives people another way to tell who they are and what is important to them. No experience is necessary. Julie will provide a handout to participants.
*Julie Salverson is a writer, scholar theatre artist and community animator. She gives workshops and speaks about using creative arts to share stories, analyze community issues and address problems within organizations. She has published extensively about creative arts and trauma, the artist as witness, historical memory, ethics and the imagination. She is Associate Professor at Queen’s University.
She has been writing about North American indigenous people exposed to radiation while working in mines of uranium. She is also writing about Fukushima in Japan. She has introduced "Theater of the Oppressed" in Canada with some other artists. Her opera, "Shelter" was played in a theater in Toronto last year. It is based on her research about nuclear industry. Her book about her trip to follow the route of nuclear substances will be published soon. Web Site: https://
The Theatre of the Oppressed describes theatrical forms that the Brazilian theatre practitioner Augusto Boal first elaborated in the 1960s. Boal's techniques use theatre as means of promoting
social and political change. In the Theatre of the Oppressed, the audience becomes active; they explore, show, analyze and transform the reality in which they are living.