Arts at the Intersection

Uniting art and community to transform conflicts through original theatrical works, collective creativity, and leadership development for underserved populations. 

Arts at the Intersection lends a unique approach to social justice initiatives, using artistic expression to frame social issues, establish common ground and help people discover their personal role in creating justice in the world. We are redefining the role of the arts in manifesting change through four groundbreaking initiatives. More

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Renowned Dancer, Choreographer and Educator John Parks shares his wisdom and perspective on dance as a language for social transformation and healing.

Mon, 28 Sep 2015
blogThe Future of Theatre for Social Change

Two weeks ago I visited my alma mater, SUNY Geneseo, as one of three guest artists invited to provide workshops on what I call theatre for social change. I describe this as theatre that explicitly addresses social issues in a constructive way. In my experience it usually engages an audience through more than just the performance - ie... more...

Tue, 15 Sep 2015
blogA Meeting to Spark Hope, Insight, and Action

Twenty-six of us sat in a circle at the back of the Amistad Chapel in the United Church of Christ’s national offices in Cleveland. Our group consisted of current and retired police officers, clergy, arts administrators, and community activists. Many were eager to speak, but some were there just to listen, to get a better sense of... more...

Mon, 24 Aug 2015
blogOpening the Next Chapter in the Collaboration...

For nearly seven years now, I have been leading TE’A and progressively developing it as a platform for the collaborative design and creation of Insight theatre. Some of you reading this blog have been with me for the entire journey, and those of you who have will know that TE’A and Intersections have collaborated in one way... more...

Tue, 28 Jul 2015
blogThe Uniform Justice Experience, From the Tour to...

Can theatre uncover the surface of police-community conflict? Absolutely. Because writing a play is something like opting to write a letter instead of engaging in an emotionally charged argument with someone you’re in conflict with. The kind of argument where you worry that the words won’t come out right, if at all. If only... more...