"Human Frights" Theatre Piece
Auditorium, Maison de la Paix
Tuesday 6 November, 18:30 - 20:00
Don't miss this unique opportunity as award winning playwright, Mike van Graan, together with a talented solo actor will present a play especially written for Geneva Peace Week which explores the themes of social justice, peacebuilding and human rights.
The fault-lines inequality and culture are important contributing factors to a turbulent world. Inequality in economic, political, military and cultural power fuels conflicts at local, national, regional and international levels; while different value and belief systems, different ways of understanding the world and of making personal and group meanings within the world, further texture such conflicts.
To build sustainable peace, it is necessary to understand and mitigate the cultural dimensions of conflicts. Theatre is an important tool for the following reasons:
- Theatre presents human stories that impact an audience not only intellectually, but also emotionally and psychologically, emphasising the humanity and human bonds within our polarised world
- Through satire and the use of humour, uncomfortable messages may be conveyed in less alienating forms, inviting audiences to reflect on the provocations less defensively
- Theatre by itself cannot change the world, but it can help to change individual perspectives by present conflicting viewpoints and thus catalyse conversations and actions that contribute to change
Places are limited and given on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure you register soon!