Sarah Ashford Hart will present her contribution to the special issue Oral History Performance, Listening and Transitional Justice (RiDe, Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, Vol. 28, Issue 1, 2023), which was co-edited by Luis Carlos Sotelo Castro (the Acts of Listening Lab’s director) and Toni Shapiro-Phim (Brandeis University). With her presentation, this special issue will be launched. All other contributors are invited to attend, meet, exchange ideas, and celebrate. Sarah’s article thinks through a practice-as-research exploration of facilitating active listening to the testimonies of female victims/survivors in Colombia, bridging a theoretical gap between applied theatre and performance studies by extending the understanding of theatre’s impact in transitional justice contexts beyond visibility to an affective register.
Sarah Ashford Hart is an applied theatre facilitator/scholar from a Canadian-Venezuelan-American background. Her PhD dissertation analyses affective approaches to facilitating expression/witnessing within Latin American contexts of displacement, enclosure and violence. She is currently an adjunct instructor in the Department of Performing Arts at the Pontifical Javeriana University (Bogotá).
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