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    Mon, 28 Sep 2015
    blogThe Future of Theatre for Social Change

    Two weeks ago I visited my alma mater, SUNY Geneseo, as one of three guest artists invited to provide workshops on what I call theatre for social change. I describe this as theatre that explicitly addresses social issues in a constructive way. In my experience it usually engages an audience through more than just the performance - ie... more...

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    Tue, 15 Sep 2015
    blogA Meeting to Spark Hope, Insight, and Action

    Twenty-six of us sat in a circle at the back of the Amistad Chapel in the United Church of Christ’s national offices in Cleveland. Our group consisted of current and retired police officers, clergy, arts administrators, and community activists. Many were eager to speak, but some were there just to listen, to get a better sense of... more...

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    Tue, 28 Jul 2015
    blogThe Uniform Justice Experience, From the Tour to...

    Can theatre uncover the surface of police-community conflict? Absolutely. Because writing a play is something like opting to write a letter instead of engaging in an emotionally charged argument with someone you’re in conflict with. The kind of argument where you worry that the words won’t come out right, if at all. If only... more...

  • blog
    Tue, 16 Jun 2015
    blogWhat is Uniform Justice Really About, Anyway? ...

    Have you seen the current poster for Uniform Justice? Or Visited the Uniform Justice Spring Tour page on the Intersections website? Or seen or heard any other press material? Maybe you just heard from a friend that there’s a new play out called Uniform Justice. That alone, I imagine, gives you a sense of what this play is about. If... more...

  • blog
    Thu, 21 Aug 2014
    blogThe Police vs. The People: How Do We Respond?

    As I write this, events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri are the leading story among an overwhelming number of reports alleging police criminality or misconduct against people in their communities. Several violent incidents have been covered in the news. Many more that are not making headlines have found their way onto my Facebook... more...

  • blog
    Fri, 11 Oct 2013
    blogAn Engaging Piece in a New City

    Memphis is the furthest west I’ve ever traveled within the U.S.  Before we left, I imagined the South to be a whole other world. At the very least, I knew it would be different from New York City – the fast-paced, culturally diverse, noisy, architectural work-of-art that I call home. Memphis is certainly slower paced...... more...

  • blog
    Thu, 1 Aug 2013
    blogShoot Day - The RVIP Police Training Video Comes...

    I've spent the past two months writing and co-producing a training video that will be used to introduce police officers (particularly from the police departments of Memphis, TN and Lowell, MA) to the Insight approach to conflict resolution and its potential for effectiveness when used in law enforcement. Knowing that there are a lot... more...

  • blog
    Tue, 4 Jun 2013
    Bridging the Gap: Gender Theory in Research and...

    Last month, Vieve Radha Kramer and I were invited to George Mason University in Virginia to present at a conference titled Bridging the Gap: Gender Theory in Research and Practice. The conference was hosted by the Center for the Study of Gender and Conflict (CGC) at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S CAR). This was their... more...

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