zAmya Theatre Project explores homelessness in West Bank shows, Nov. 15 and Nov, 21–22
Examining the politics of social justice is a powerful element of theatre arts. In 2004, zAmya, a nonprofit, community-based theatre organization, focused its social justice lens on homelessness and made changing “homelessness” from a word into a person zAmya’s mission.
The three men suddenly turned to the seated gathering and in unison cried, “What would you do?”
The gauntlet thrown down, four groups formed. Three kicked around ideas about one of the three topics, then developed skits. As education is part of zAmya, the fourth group discussed the Treaty of 1805—the first agreement signed between the United States Government and a Sioux tribe—and ways that issue might fit into the context of the play.
For more on the subject, see Native Plays and Other Stage Shows.
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