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Teya Sepinuck

Teya Sepinuck is the founder and director of Theatre of Witness. For the past 26 years, she has been creating and producing Theatre of Witness projects with prisoners and their families, survivors and perpetrators of abuse, refugees, immigrants, elders, and those who have lived through war. In 1991, Teya founded 'TOVA† Artistic Projects for Social Change' through which she created and produced more than 40 original Theatre of Witness works. She has been the recipient of the Philadelphia Human Rights Award for Arts and Culture, a Local Hero Award from the Bank of America, as well as the Cultural Arts Award from Women's Way and the Mayor's Commission on Women. Her work has taken her to Poland and Northern Ireland, where she is currently engaged in her second two-year residency at the Playhouse in Derry/Londonderry, creating works with ex-combatants, members of security forces, survivors, witnesses, and those living with the intergenerational legacy of the 'Troubles.'

JKP publications by Teya Sepinuck

  1. Theatre of Witness

    Theatre of Witness

    Finding the Medicine in Stories of Suffering, Transformation, and Peace

    Teya Sepinuck

    Theatre of Witness is a model of performance that gives voice to those who have been marginalized, forgotten or lost to society, creating a safe forum for audiences to bear witness to accounts of suffering and transformation. This book chronicles the author's 26 years of creating theatre with people whose stories have previously gone untold. Learn More
    2013, Paperback / softback, 8.98in x 5.91in / 228mm x 150mm, 240pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-382-2
    2013, Ebook, ePUB, 240pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-745-2
  2. Performing New Lives

    Performing New Lives

    Prison Theatre

    Jonathan Shailor

    Performing New Lives draws together some of the most original and innovative programs in contemporary prison theatre. Leading prison theatre directors and practitioners discuss the prison theatre experience first-hand, and offer valuable insights. It is essential reading for drama therapists, theatre artists, prison educators and academics. Learn More
    2010, Paperback / softback, 8.90in x 6.46in / 226mm x 164mm, 304pp, £24.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-823-0
    2010, Ebook, ePUB, 304pp, £24.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-288-4