1 Jul 2017

David Diamond - Theatre for Living

From Saturday Morning, 10:10 am on 1 July 2017

David Diamond is the artistic and managing director of the Vancouver-based company Theatre for Living (TfL) and the originator of TfL techniques, which have grown from Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed. A pioneer in the development of live, interactive television and web casting, he has directed over 550 community-specific projects on issues such as racism, civic engagement, violence, addiction, street youth, inter-generational conflict, homelessness and mental health. He is also a Visiting Theatre Director in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta, where TfL is used to shift the culture of the learning environment. Diamond has just been in New Zealand to attend the annual conference of Australasian Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies (ADSA), where he was a keynote speaker on notions of belonging, performance and reconciliation.