Children’s Peace Theatre is committed to creating a culture of peace by engaging children and youth through the practice of art and theatre.
What is a Culture of Peace?
A culture of peace is a culture of tolerance and empathy, where everyone’s voice is valued. It is a culture where engaged citizens focus on the greater good and the practice of non violence.
Peace is not an abstract concept; it is an activity, perhaps the most difficult activity for the human heart. It is an ongoing task which can be addressed through the process of artistically rigorous collaborative creation.
Why Children and Youth?
We believe that children and youth will be the instigators of social change. Sadly, children and youth suffer from the failures of humanity to live in peace, and stand to lose most if we are unable to resolve the most pressing concerns of our time.
Dora award-winning playwright and founding Artistic Director of Children’s Peace Theatre
Theatre is a transformative art form. It allows participants to explore and express conflict personally, passionately, articulately and creatively.
As young people work with trained theatre artists in a collaborative creation process, they begin to make sense of their world. They have a space to express their thoughts about their lives and address the core issues that affect them.
The opportunity to perform original work for the public and their peers and to speak out about what matters is a profound experience for Children’s Peace Theatre's children and youth.