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The Role of Children/Youth Theater in Peacebuilding

  • N6 Okinawa Education Center, Irei Hall (4th floor)
  • Saturday 29th July
  • 10:00-12:00

It has been almost a year and a half since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. There has been a constant flow of reports on the grim situation. This affects many children, causing them to question, worry about, and be sorrowed by the current state. We then ask ourselves: What potential does children or youth theater have in peacebuilding? At this symposium, we will have reports from the war-ravaged Ukraine and Myanmar, where the civil war has descended into a quagmire. We are also inviting two ASSITEJ International Executive Committee members from Belgium and South Korea, who are actively involved in the field of children/youth theater. Join us for a discussion on the role of children/youth theater in preventing conflicts and wars, as well as its role in supporting children and youth affected by these conflicts. Together, we will search for a glimmer of hope towards peacebuilding.


Takako Takeya
Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Kanazawa Seiryo University


Nadiia Matsiuk
Dancer/Resident in Kyiv, Ukraine

Seok-hong Kim
Member of the Executive Committee of ASSITEJ International

Yannick Boudeau
Member of the Executive Committee of ASSITEJ International

Thu Ya Soe
Okinawa Myanmar Association

Bookings Information

No entry fee.

Please note the venue will close when at full capacity.

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