009 Conflict Theatre with Sharon Sutherland

In this episode we explore a few ways theatre can be used in conflict resolution.

For upcoming Applied Improvisation for Conflict Resolution Training with Sharon Sutherland check out the Creativity Zone

Mentioned in this Episode

Theatre of the Oppressed

Augusto Boal

Carrie Gallant

Epsiode 003 - Coaching in Conflicts with Carrie Gallant

Practicing Democracy was a piece Legislative Theatre with Carrie Gallant

Theatre for Living

David Diamond

Keith Johnstone

Applied Improvisation Network

Kat Koppett

Training to Imagine

Are you using theatre in your practice?  Have a favourite exercise or skill?  Tell us about it @overconflict

Sharon Sutherland

Sharon is a mediator and mediation consultant, with expertise in conflict resolution training and program design. With her background in practicum design and management, Sharon has developed a special interest in mediation mentorship. She has been a mediation mentor in a variety of programs (Small Claims, Child Protection, community mediation) since 1997.

Sharon received her LL.M. in ADR from Osgoode Hall Law School, M.A. in Drama and Theatre Studies from the University of London, and completed all work but her thesis towards a Ph.D. in Drama from the University of Toronto.  This theatrical background continues to inform her teaching and practice. 

Sharon was honoured with the 2011 Susanna Jani Prize for Excellence in Mediation.

She is on the board of directors for the Vancouver Fringe Festival.

Sharon does Applied Improv training with Carrie Gallant through the Creativity Zone.  

Sharon is in a variety of interesting and innovative projects.  She a co-founder and designer at PignPotato Games, a collaborative game design collective.

Sharon Sutherland can be found online at True North Dispute Resolution or @ssuth