I am delighted to introduce my latest book with ten performers from Northern Ireland who after thirteen years, are still presenting Theatre of Witness Peace workshops nationally and internationally. These are stories of courage, perseverance and inspiration:
We are the Ripple Effect – Theatre of Witness in Northern Ireland was published by The Playhouse in Derry/Londonderry in March 2023. You can purchase it through the Playhouse using a credit card. It will automatically change dollars to sterling. The book costs $15 plus $6 shipping in the US.
It is extraordinary to see the legacy of Theatre of Witness Northern Ireland continue to reach new generations of students and community members who want to learn the lessons from the past and be inspired towards peace. The book contains the scripted parts from the original Theatre of Witness productions as well as explorations with performers about how they have grown into peacemakers and a model of community building across divides of difference.
I stand before you as a man, a grandfather, and a peacemaker.
But I actually stand before you as a convicted terrorist. – James Greer
There’s no denying that there was a lot of heroism in the conflict. But that’s not what I want my children, grandchildren, and their friends to be focusing on. We’ve got cemeteries full of heroes. And we’ve got prisons full of heroes. – Jon McCourt
Part of my role as a peacemaker, truthteller, and taboo breaker is not to hide in shame anymore.
– Anne Walker
Theatre of Witness may be the only form of truth-telling we have left. – Robin Young
The credit card you use will change dollars to sterling. It costs $15 and will cost $6 for shipping in the US