Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Inspiration in Dark Times

I came across this article last week, and though long, I think it is extremely worthwhile. It covers the opening of the National Theatre of Afghanistan (here forth, NTA). Through a partnership with Den Nationale Scene - the national theatre in Bergen, Norway, the NTA is rebuilding itself amidst the slowly stabilizing world of post- Taliban Kabul.
It is important to remember that in spite of our many cultural differences, we all share the common experiences that can be expressed in the dramatic arts. Rebuilding this theatre community in Kabul will create a much needed outlet for the people of the city, but also a window through which we can see that those that seem so foreign are really not that different from us after all.

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