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Theatre and Social Justice (January 2020): Conclusion

by Martha Schmoyer LoMonaco


Social justice theatre arises when political activists, disturbed by acts of injustice in their local, regional, national, and/or international communities, turn to theatre as a means of dissent. As this is being written in 2019, social justice theatre is booming across the world, finding willing audiences from street corners to high-priced commercial stages. Theatre and drama are still proving to be effective weapons for change.