Drama therapist Shoshi Keisari led a project together with students from the Drama Therapy Graduate Program at Tel Hai Academic College in Israel on creative interventions from a distance with older adults. Fifteen students from the 2nd and 3rd (stage) years provided psychological support to older people during the lockdown. Access full article here.
Dr. Nisha Sajnani, Director of the NYU Program in Drama Therapy, gave a talk on the role of theatre-makers and drama therapists in this pandemic as part of a summit coordinated between the NYU Creative Arts Therapies Consortium, the Research Centre for Arts & Wellbeing at Edge Hill University, and Christopher Bailey, Arts and Health Lead from the World Health Organization. Theaters have streamed MainStage productions, commissioned new plays designed for online interaction and
Firstly, we want to start this statement by explicitly saying: Black Lives Matter. Always.
Secondly, I want to extend virtual hugs and great compassion to our black colleagues at this time of great upheaval and trauma, and I hope that you have support systems in place that can hold your spirit and body. We are here for you. I am aware of the great emotional toil and labour it takes to try and explain to non-black people what this time feels like, so I