#6: Ben Rivers- Playback Theatre for Social Change

By Noa Leibu

Can playback theatre be used for social change? In this episode, Ben Rivers is sharing some of his experiences as a social activist using playback to prompt social change. Ben and me  discussed some of the following questions- -Can playback be used as an effective tool to promote social change? -What are the advantages of playback theater on other methods like theatre of the oppressed? -Are we as playbackers exposed to secondary trauma when working with complex stories? -How can we use playback theatre to fight climate change? Dr. Ben Rivers is a psychotherapist and educator.  He has practiced and taught in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America, working extensively with communities impacted by violence, trauma and adversity. He is Executive Director of Dawar Kitchen and Dawar for Arts and Development (Cairo, Egypt). He holds  a PhD in Peace Studies

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