Tuesday 7 September 2021 7:30 - 8:30pm
This presentation reflects on recent theatre projects delivered at Auckland Prison. The presentation explores the value of theatre and the arts within carceral spaces. The presentation explores the potential role of creative work in shifting a focus within carceral settings from the culpability of individuals and a focus on legal rights, to ideas of group responsibility and the importance of cultural rights.
Rand is theatre academic and facilitator with experience working across a variety of creative and community contexts. In 2004, he was commissioned by the UNDP to travel to the Occupied Territories in Palestine to run workshops for Palestinian youths. His research explores theatre that engages with issues of social justice. His research on Asylum Seeker and Refugee Theatre has been published in a series of international journal articles. In Aotearoa he has led teaching and creative projects engaging with both prison and aged-care communities. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Theatre at Massey University.
Please register for this talk so we can plan seating for the expected numbers. A small donation on arrival at the door is appreciated.