20th January – 17:00-19:00 GMT
In-person only. South Downs Room, 3rd Floor, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton, UK.
Tom Scholte is visiting us from the University of British Columbia and is running a session with us about – Theatre as a way of resolving systemic conflict and bridging division.
“The capacity to take on multiple viewpoints other than our own and to see them, not just as ‘opinions’ but as ‘realities’ that are as true for others as our own are to us is absolutely vital.”
RaMREG are delighted that Tom Scholte from UBC, Vancouver is visiting Brighton in January – and is pencilled in to do an in person version of his ‘Systems Theatre’ workshop on Friday 20 January.
Tom Scholte is a nationally recognized actor who has appeared in dozens of films, TV shows and plays. But recently, the UBC theatre and film professor has turned his creative attention to the role that theatre can play in resolving conflict and bridging division.
As the artistic director of Conflict Theatre at UBC — a collaboration between Human Resources, the Department of Theatre and Film, and Equity & Inclusion — Scholte uses the tools of forum theatre to help faculty and staff work approach workplace conflict differently. By rehearsing new strategies for difficult conversations, Scholte says participants build resilience, empathy, and emotional intelligence.
Photo and text is from the UBC website.