theatre artist, scholar, educator
Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it - Augusto Boal
Rebuilding Community through Theatre and Writing
In Performing Loss: Rebuilding Community through Theatre and Writing, author Jodi Kanter explores opportunities for creativity and growth within our collective responses to grief. Performing loss provides teachers, students, and others interested in performance with strategies for reading, writing, and performing loss as communities - in the classroom, the theater, and the wider public sphere.
"Kanter reminds us of the most profound goals of applying performance to the effects of trauma and loss - the restoring of hope and the rebuilding of community"
Robert J. Landy, director of the Drama Therapy Program, New York University
"The pedagogical implications of the performative approaches to personal, community, political, and global loss are astonishing."
Douglas L. Paterson, founder of Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed