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Every Weekend From July 25 - August 30

A Series of 90-Minute PTWH(s) Zoom Sessions

The PTW community creatively engages social problems, educates, heals and activates others to bring new social-cultural-psychological and political possibilities into existence

  • Join us for the full program & enjoy the energy, talent & passion of the PTW community
  • If you can't do the full program, sign up for one or more weekends
  • We welcome your contribution of $25 to support people who need a full scholarship

Times of sessions have been scheduled to accommodate as many regions of the world as possible. All sessions will begin at either 10:00am New York Time (UTC -4) or 5:00pm New York Time (UTC -4)

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Full Program Fee

Please sign me up for the full PTWH(s) program with the option to attend any and all sessions


Full Program Low Income Fee

I cannot afford the full registration fee. Please sign me up for the full PTWH(s) program at the low income rate with the option to attend any and all sessions 


I would like to contribute an additional $25 to pay for someone who cannot afford PTWH(s)


I cannot afford PTWH(s), I would like to request a scholarship for the full registration fee.

Melissa Meyer, Associate Director will contact you regarding your scholarship request.


Please Sign Me Up for the Following Weekend(s)

Saturday August 15

Good Living for Sustainable Futures

10:00 am - 11:30 am New York Time (UTC -4) 

  • Dan Baron Cohen, Maneola Souza and Camylla Alves (Brazil) "Rivers of Meeting Project an interactive workshop and conversation from the Amazon on the ecological & political situation in Brazil & the world..

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm New York City (UTC -4) 

  • Open Conversation on Creating a Heart in a Haven-less World, facilitated by Lois Holzman & Carrie Lobman.


Saturday August 22

10:00 am – 11:30 am New York Time (UTC -4) 

Bringing Development to Repressive Environments

  • Rivka Rocchio (USA) working w/ prisoner-playwrights & ‘corrections’ officers in upstate New York.
  • Katina Saoulli, (Greece) exploring the paradox of providing a “haven” (refugee camp) to people who want to leave it in order to return to the heartless world.
  • Luvuyo Yanta (South Africa) bringing performance to prisoners and patients in forensic mental hospitals.
  • Koray Tarhan (Turkey) sharing how he led the first improv show in Kurdish in Turkey where the language is outlawed.

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm New York Time (UTC -4) 

Clowning Around with PTSD

  • Mark Kane (USA) Clowning work w/ military vets suffering from PTSD.  


Saturday & Sunday August 29/30

Saturday August 29

10:00 am – 11:30 am New York Time (UTC -4) 

  • Reclaiming Hope – A conversation w/ performance activist pioneers about their journeys from Theatre of the Oppressed to a less confrontational more reconstructive approach to Forum Theatre.  A panel with:
    • David Diamond (Canada) founder, Theatre for Living
    • Daniel Maposa (Zimbabwe) founder artistic director, Savannah Trust
    • Mohammad Waseem (Pakistan) director, Interactive Resource Center
    • Dan Friedman (USA) artistic director, Castillo Theatre

Sunday August 30

10:00 am – 11:30 am New York Time (UTC -4) 

Performing the World 2020 Happening(s) Wrap-up Session.  Open to all who have attended any of the Performing the World Happening(s).