Workshop at the JCC Dbayeh Center

Workshop at the JCC Dbayeh Center

Therapy through Drama Many members of the Palestinian and Lebanese communities have negative images of one another. This, over the years, has lead to hatred, misunderstanding, fear and discrimination amongst the communities. These attitudes have been long standing and...
Using psychodrama to heal the scars of the Holocaust

Using psychodrama to heal the scars of the Holocaust

an article by Alix Wall, April 9, 2015, published on JWeekly. In October 2007, Oakland teacher Daniella Salzman sat on the tracks at Auschwitz chanting the names of the dead. Her grandparents barely had escaped Nazi Germany in 1938, and they lost most of their family...
All the World’s a Stage

All the World’s a Stage

Armand Volkas and the Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble at CAMFT’s 2015 Annual Conference an article by Mariam Babayan, JD, Outreach Coordinator, January/February 2015, Professional Exchange It is a well-known adage that experimentation is an active science....
Drama eases pain of Arab-Jewish conflict

Drama eases pain of Arab-Jewish conflict

the sumter ITEM “MONTREAL – On the stage, actors depict flirtatious Israeli soldiers delaying a Palestinian woman named Rania at a checkpoint. Try again, says the real Rania, sitting in the audience. The humiliation and tedium of the checkpoint is not there....

Stages of Healing

The Monthly East Bay’s Premier Magazine of Culture and Commerce Berkeley director Armand Volkas brings audiences’ stories to life through his Playback Theatre group. By Rachel Trachten STAGES OF HEALING | Berkeley director Armand Volkas brings...