Nandita will read a few extracts from ‘Theatre & War’ but the focus will be on engaging audience members in a discussion
about the potential / limitations of theatre in settings of conflict.
Nandita Dinesh holds a PhD in Drama from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and an MA in Performance Studies from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
Focused on the role that theatre can play during and after violent conflict, Dinesh has conducted community-based theatre projects in India, Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. She currently teaches Theatre Arts, in addition to serving as the Head of Arts and the Associate Director of the Bartos Institute for Constructive Engagement of Conflict, at the United World College in Montezuma, New Mexico (USA).
Nandita’s books include Theatre & War: Notes from the Field,
Memos from a Theatre Lab: Exploring What Immersive Theatre ‘Does’, and the forthcoming, Scripting Detention: A project in Theater & Autoethnography with Incarcerated Teens.