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“The Magic Calabash” Photographs

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Playbuilding Part I

There were around 80 of us sitting in a circle, listening to Helen and Chris tell the folktale of The Magic Calabash. Their arms gestured wildly as their voices imitated curious children, greedy parents, playful Water Spirits, and a Giant … Continue reading

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Moments of Connection

Red dirt roads. Red brick. Stone. Big blue sky with no clouds. Bamboo sticks, palms. Golden-green banana trees. People waving. The deep blue of the evening coming and the silver of the stars. The yellow gold of writing by candlelight. … Continue reading

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Forum Theatre on the Fly

Today was a manic, creative whirl through one of the most famous and rigorous applied theatre forms: forum theatre, which is part of Augusto Boal’s “arsenal” of Theatre of the Oppressed techniques and strategies. Forum Theatre highlights an injustice in … Continue reading

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FRIDAY: A DAY OF PLANNING

This morning after our first Civitas breakfast – a feast of fruits, cereal, toast, and omelet washed down with African tea and coffee – we made the time-honored walk to the college. We were a little later than when we … Continue reading

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ARRIVAL 2015

Muraho! It’s so good to be back. We were struck by the familiarity as we descended from the aircraft to walk towards the immigration building. It was pleasantly warm, and the distinctive aromas of Rwanda were in the air… On … Continue reading

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Article in The Rwanda Focus

The work we have been doing with KIE has been written about in The Rwanda Focus. Link to the article provided below. http://focus.rw/wp/2013/07/theater-a-critical-tool-in-education/

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