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Mashirika Theatre Workshop

Mashirika Theatre Workshop

Visions and Voices

  • Date:
    Friday, September 21, 2012
  • Time:
    12:00 PM to 2:50 PM
  • Campus:
    University Park Campus
  • Venue:
    Martin Massman Theatre (DRC)
  • Cost:
    Admission is free. Reservations required. To RSVP, click on the links below beginning Thursday, August 30, at 9 a.m.

    USC Students, Staff and Faculty: To RSVP, click here.
    General Public: To RSVP, click here.

Summary:

Members of Mashirika, the most acclaimed theatre company in Rwanda, will share their techniques in play-building and conflict resolution in an intensive theatre workshop on art and transformation.

Description:

Mashirika, the most acclaimed theatre company in Rwanda, will be at USC to perform their powerful and vibrant production, Africa’s Hope, which explores the stories of Rwandan genocide survivors. In conjunction with their visit, members of Mashirika will share their techniques in play-building and conflict resolution in an intensive theatre workshop on art and transformation.

Established in 1997, Mashirika is composed of artists from a variety of disparate cultures who were exiled in Uganda during the 1994 genocide. This core group of actors, dancers and musicians is dedicated to presenting workshops and plays exploring issues around collective trauma, conflict resolution, HIV/AIDS education, genocide healing and reconciliation. 

Related Events:

Africa’s Hope: A Story of Survival and Hope
Featuring Mashirika Creative and Performing Arts Group
Wednesday, September 19, 7 p.m.
Bovard Auditorium
For more info, click here.

Arts and Reconstruction after Genocide
Thursday, September 20, 4 p.m.
Intellectual Commons, Doheny Memorial Library 233
For more info, click here

Organized by the USC School of Dramatic Arts.