Bond St. Theatre in Afghanistan
In December, we completed our 2-year Theatre for Social Development project. Our theatre partners reached over 8,000 people with original performances on corruption, women's rights, rule of law, and conflict resolution. We also created and trained four new women's theatre troupes.
"The most important thing about the work is unity and respecting each other. Art is not such a thing where everybody can do it as individuals. It is group work." -- Raouf, White Star Theatre, Kabul
Bond Street Theatre returns this year for two new projects. The Fraud Mitigation: Educating the Electorate project brings performances about the importance of secure and fair elections and voting rights throughout the country in preparation for the April 5, 2014 presidential election.
In addition, we are developing a program, Rehabilitating Incarcerated Women and Juveniles through Theatre, for the women's prisons and juvenile correction centers in Afghanistan.
Bond Street Theatre thanks the United States Institute of Peace and the US Embassy in Kabul for their support of our work in Afghanistan.
We always appreciate donations to support our international & domestic programs.
Joanna Sherman, Artistic Director
Michael McGuigan, Managing Director
Olivia Harris, Communications Director
Bond Street Theatre, founded in 1976, draws on the musical and gestural arts of many traditions and the performance styles from many cultures to create original theatre works. The company is dedicated to creating theatre that crosses borders and bringing artistic-humanitarian aid to areas in need worldwide. Recipient of a MacArthur Award, the company has also received support from the Trust for Mutual Understanding, Theatre Communications Group, Andrew Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation, ArtsLink, Association of Performing Arts Presenters, JPMorgan Chase, the Asian Cultural Council, National Endowment for the Arts, NYSCA, US Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs, US Institute for Peace, and others, and has performed in theatres and festivals worldwide.