From its inception Global Arts Corps (GAC) has brought together performing artists from opposite sides of cultural, religious, national and racial divides to create theatrical platforms for people to hear stories of those they have learned to hate and fear.
Our most recent project—See You Yesterday—shifted this focus and instead of crossing borders, crossed generations. Young Cambodian circus performers used their extraordinary physical skills and imagination to visit the past and create a platform to break the silence shrouding them and their elders. These experiences have brought us to our current focus. For its next decade of work, GAC is exploring children's take on the world and how they perceive its conflicts. We will first do this in a Children’s Radio Project that will organically expand across borders. Then, when the circumstances again permit travel and large gatherings, The Maelstrom Reckoning where youth as well as adults from multiple conflicts will confront each other on a single stage.
Where We Go From Here - GAC’s end of 2021 message
A nightmarish period of Cambodian history evoked in ArtsEmerson’s production of ‘See You Yesterday’
One of our future projects is "The Maelstrom Reckoning," a spectacle bringing together participants from multiple lands on the same stage.
Global Arts Corps theatrically probes persistent hatreds and fears around the world to disrupt cycles of historical and cultural vengeance.
Can we reconcile the past to survive the future?