La MaMa Blogs: Special Event: From Revenge to Reconciliation: Lessons from Shakespeare’s Tempest

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Special Event: From Revenge to Reconciliation: Lessons from Shakespeare’s Tempest

In conjunction with The American Bar Association's Mediation Week, La MaMa is hosting a post show discussion entitled: From Revenge to Reconciliation: Lessons from Shakespeare’s Tempest.

Immediately following the October 19th, 4pm performance, there will be a post-performance reception with panel commentary and Q&A with attorney/mediators Peter V. Arcese (of PVA Counsel) and Thom K. Chu, director Karin Coonrod, and featured cast members. 

The panel will discuss how both mediation and theatre skillfully manage the dynamics of power and conflict to create the conditions for resolution and transformation. Themes will include the voluntary nature of mediation and freedom from reactive behaviors, the safety of a collaborative environment in experiencing conflict, the links between empathy, imagination, recognition, and empowerment.

This diverse panel of seasoned collaborative professionals (female, male, younger, older, Asian-American, and African-American) will share stories and experiences gained through dealing with conflict in the arts, in families, and in commerce. The panel presentation will link how the onstage representation of conflict can create an awareness of alternative dispute resolution processes. The panel will show how the collaboration between audience and actor, just as between parties and mediator, can create outcomes that reflect our deep human values.

From Revenge to Reconciliation: 
Lessons from Shakespeare’s Tempest
with attorney/mediators Peter V. Arcese (of PVA Counsel) and Thom K. Chu, director Karin Coonrod, and featured cast members

October 19th, immediately following 
the 4pm performance of
directed by Karin Coonrod
original music by Elizabeth Swados
starring Reg E. Cathey

For tickets: CLICK HERE

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