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Scilla Elworthy - 16 Jan 2019


Latest news! Actors learning from The Business Plan for Peace, and building peace plays!

Bella Merlin, Professor of Acting and Directing in the department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production at the University of California, Riverside, is taking her students through a course based on The Business Plan for Peace. The course is Acting: Theory, Practice and Medium for Social Change and the students will engage in actor training skills during the first part of the course, and then create short plays based on inspirations from "The Business Plan for Peace" in the second half. 

Bella says: “We will be allying actor training with 'human training' with using some of the thoughts arising from the online course - what it means to be compassionate, ethical, non-violent, etc. I'll alert the students to key issues being discussed by the speakers on the online course so that they can expand their world vision. ( We will also watch Dr Elworthy's TED talk (now viewed by over 1,400,000 people on Ted and on YouTube."



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