Groundbreaking film wins major award

Cynthia Cohen of Brandeis University speaking at the October 2012 ICAN conference. (60712JC3)
Cynthia Cohen of Brandeis University speaking at the October 2012 ICAN conference. (60712JC3)

An international documentary film, which saw its Irish premiere in The Playhouse Theatre for ICAN, has won a major award.

‘Acting Together on the World Stage’, which was premiered as part of International Culture Arts Network 2011 events, has been recognised at the USA’s prestigious Telly Awards.

Producer Cynthia Cohen of Brandeis University, Massachusetts and contributor Dijana Milosevic of DAH Theatre Serbia were artists in residence with The Playhouse International Arts Network (ICAN) in September 2011. They co-facilitated a master class in the relationship between the arts and peace building, and as part of events the ground-breaking film was premiered. Acting Together on the World Stage shows courageous artists working in conflict regions Serbia, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Israel, Palestine, Argentina, Peru, India, Cambodia, and Australia and describes exemplary peace building performances and tools for the creative transformation of violence.

“I would like to sincerely congratulate everyone in the production team on this tremendous honour, including Theatre Without Borders, Brandeis University’s Peacebuilding and the Arts programme, and filmmaker Allison Lund,” Pauline Ross at The Playhouse said.