Myanmar - Volpone
Bond Street Theatre will return to Myanmar in 2017 to tour our adaptation of the play Volpone with our longtime partner Thukhuma Khayeethe. The play will be presented in public spaces, fostering dialogue and civic participation.
Afghanistan - Youth and Justice
In December 2016, BST began a yearlong program to inform and engage communities in Afghanistan around legal rights and access to justice. BST-trained Youth Leaders from across the country have come together in Kabul to address the major barriers to justice in their provinces. The Youth Leaders will create original mobile theatre plays and media campaigns to tour in their home regions that will inform the public of their rights, as well as dialogue with local authorities, police, justice officials and religious leaders.
Azerbaijan - Cultural Envoys
Bond Street Theatre traveled to Azerbaijan to initiate a theatre project with local university students. The students wrote and performed a new play created in collaboration with BST artist-educators focused on themes of domestic violence and corruption, touring the play throughout the country. Read more
Afghanistan - Women's Prison Project
Our theatre project in the Herat Women's Prison gives women a voice and confidence to speak out about their lives, most of whom are in prison for the "crime" of asserting their independence. We also work in the Juvenile Prison, women's shelters, and Child Support Center for the children of the incarcerated. Read More
Syrian Refugee Project in Lebanon and Balkans
We are developing a program of psychosocial support for Syrian refugees in Lebanon in partnership with Zakira, a Lebanese organization that uses photography to give refugees a means to represent their lives and hopes after fleeing Syria. Through theatre, these stories will come to life. More than 2 million people have fled Syria since the beginning of the conflict. Working with partner theatre companies, we will follow the trail of refugees through four Balkan states, using theatre methods to provide a positive outlet to express and process traumatic experiences.
The Otto Award for Political Theatre
Bond Street Theatre is proud to announce we are a 2015 recipient of the Otto Rene Castillo Award for Political Theatre! We are honored to receive recognition for our years of creating theatre for social change around the world, and excited to join the ranks of talented past recipients, including the Living Theatre, Joseph Chaiken, Laurie Anderson, and more.