Bond Street Theatre has been working in Afghanistan since 2003. Our goal is to introduce theatre-based educational programs in Afghanistan, especially targeting women and girls who have few outlets for creative expression, and to help revitalize the performing arts after years of cultural repression.
In 2017, Bond Street began a yearlong program to inform and engage communities in Afghanistan about legal rights and access to justice. Bond Street Theatre-trained Youth Leaders from across the country came together to address the major barriers to justice in their provinces, and discuss solutions. The Youth Leaders created original mobile theatre plays and media campaigns to tour in their home regions, to inform the public of their rights, and engage in dialogue with local authorities, police, justice officials and religious leaders. Read more
"I want more of these programs so that Afghan women can show people here and everywhere that they can do anything." – Ruhia, Afghanistan
After three decades of war, occupation, drought and constant displacement, Afghanistan is starting the long process of recovery. Beginning with the Russian invasion in 1979, followed by a decade of mujahideen-driven civil war, eight years of repressive Taliban rule, US retaliation after September 11th, and an upsurge of violence in 2006, Afghanistan has a long, rich and often conflict-riddled history.
“We welcome your work as an educational theatrical method for our students, especially for our young generation who has been involved in war and conflict.”
– Prof. Farooq Faryad, Dean of Fine Arts, Kabul University