Author Archives: Uri Noy Meir

Healing the wounds of History / Berlin

Healing the wounds of history, Berlin, 18th September 2018 Together with people from Poland, Italy, France, Austria, Chile, Israel, Turkey, and Germany, we hold a ritual in 3 parts to heal together past wounds, to let go anger and fear … Continue reading

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Intergenerational Trauma Part 5: Childhood Amnesia

As I learned at the symposium, Inheriting Genocide, and shared with you in the first installment, during the Armenian Genocide in 1915, infants and children were snatched from their mothers and given to Turkish, Kurdish, and Bedouin families. After the … Continue reading

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Intergenerational Trauma Part 4: Theories of Transmission

“When a crime against humanity occurs, all of humanity is affected,” said Christie Tcharkhoutian, speaking at the symposium, Inheriting Genocide: Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma. In that spirit, I’ve tried to apply what I heard that day very broadly. Right now? … Continue reading

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The Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma Part 3: Surviving Survival

Much of what I heard at the Inheriting Genocide symposium resonated with my own experiences working at PTV with men and women seeking asylum in the United States after escaping prison, torture, and the threat of death in their countries … Continue reading

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The Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma Part 2: The Conspiracy of Silence

“When survivors first arrived,” said psychiatrist Andrei Novac, himself the child of Holocaust survivors, “they didn’t want to talk about it. When they did want to talk, therapists didn’t want to listen.” At the February symposium on Inheriting Genocide and … Continue reading

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The Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma – Part 1

Diane Leffer’s account of the Inheriting Genocide symposium will be published on the ImaginAction website in five parts every month. In 2015, Hector and I produced Second Chances, a play inspired by Theater of Witness techniques. Torture survivors portrayed themselves … Continue reading

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Lifeboats – A theatre game

Lifeboats Type Activation You need Nothing Duration 10 min.   The participants fill the space in silence, walking quickly. The joker says “Lifeboats of 4,” and the participants must form groups of four, interlacing their arms and excluding those who … Continue reading

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The 12 Techniques of Newspaper Theatre

This 12 techniques of Newspaper Theatre are a all ways that Augusto Boal suggested to transform non dramatic text (Newspapers, documents, the bible, etc.) into performance  as a group of actors and non-actors. Newspaper Theatre was born as manifesto of … Continue reading

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