This session shares an emerging theatre-based project on intergenerational stories. It explores a culture’s resilience and the cultural desire to hold on to identity and language. After providing some brief context to the project, a performative theatre piece that spans several generations and countries will be shared. This is followed by a conversation with attendees.
George Belliveau is Professor of Education at UBC with a research focus on drama/theatre education. His latest co-edited book (with G. W. Lea & M. Westwood) Contact!Unload: Military Veterans, Trauma, and Research-based Theatre (2020) explores a project with military veterans, artists and counselors. He has been involved in numerous interdisciplinary theatre projects working with various communities and researchers.
This event is co-hosted with the UBC Emeritus College.
Presentations in the Emeritus College Series at Green College Intergenerational Effects of Psychological Trauma (2021-22) revealed an interest, appetite and need for further conversations related to the development of resiliency among individuals and groups, and how they can cope more effectively and recover from the impact of various traumas.
Building on this foundation, the six-part series Psychological Trauma and Resilience will embark on a journey to consider the many ways in which individuals and groups respond to trauma, possible approaches to coping with trauma and specific strategies for recovery.