A Workshop Mixed Solo Acting with Group Performances Led by Lebanese-American writer and artist Leila Buck

In a workshop that mixed solo acting with group performances, Lebanese-American writer and artist Leila Buck inspired students and teachers alike to employ drama in cross-cultural engagement and social integration settings. Using the IRC space as her stage, Ms. Buck sparked the imagination of participants by encouraging them to improvise scenarios. Each performance walked the fine line that oftentimes exists between real life and stage acting. Tracing similarities between what is real and what happens on stage inspired participants to look at theater as a medium capable of bringing people closer together. A teacher attending the workshop noted that Ms. Buck’s workshop “was so inspiring for me and so much applicable in our classrooms with our students.”