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This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only


Social issues, Performing arts studies, Theatre science

Publication Details

This booklet is prepared by Freda Manweiler and Mary Moynihan, produced by Smashing Times Theatre Company Limited and funded by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund (ERDF), managed by the Special European Programmes Body (SEUPB) and administered by the Lisburn Castlereagh Peace III Partnership.


This booklet contains a documentation of the project Acting Different which was implemented by Smashing Times and Corrymeela Community/Irish Peace Centres and consisted of a series of drama workshops and seminars conducted on a cross-community and cross-border basis with several groups in the Lisburn and Castlereagh area of Northern Ireland and County Leitrim in the Republic of Ireland. The aim of the project was to use high quality theatre processes to promote peace building and reconciliation. Professional theatre practitioners from Smashing Times Theatre Company conducted the workshops. The booklet contains a description of three drama workshop models used in the project – one to promote anti-racism, one to promote anti-sectarianism and one to promote reconciliation through storytelling. The aim of the booklet is to share skills and knowledge and to make the drama models available to a wider audience. The models can be conducted as a series of three workshops run with one group or each workshop can stand alone.