Breathtaking, brutal and beautiful Stage Warriors is an unflinching look at what it truly means to be in a situation where you can die for your art.
Written by Sarah Imes Borden, the book delves into the lives of The Stage Warriors: women from around the world who use theater to talk about war, politics, crime, abuse, and violence in nations where these subjects are taboo.
The interviews in this book explain why these women launch drama onto troubled waters, who they help, and the importance of their work. Beyond the boundaries of poverty, religion, and intolerance these women use theater to broaden citizen participation, bring focus and energy, and reshape national identity.
Through the shows and workshops they create, the Warriors are finding ways to help the disenfranchised exert power in education, politics, the economy, and the home.