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IN YOUR SHOES

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A Project in Theatrical Performance and Dialogue

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In Your Shoes...

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is a collaborative project of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, Georgetown University’s Democracy & Governance program, and Patrick Henry College.  Our mission is to employ techniques rooted in theatrical performance to bring students of diverse social, cultural, and religious backgrounds into deep, challenging, and mutually respectful dialogue with one another to promote mutual understanding and empathy.  Moving beyond the political divide, In Your Shoes shines a deeper light on the hopes, fears, and dreams that animate the daily lives of the students. Using The Lab's signature "Performing One Another" methodology which has been developed across the world, it suggests wider possibilities for a more profound grasp of what it means to create community and trust in challenging times.

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I joined this project because I wanted to challenge myself to engage with unfamiliar spaces and frame my thinking around new political perspectives through voicing my experiences and sharing community with others.

Alexis Jade Ferguson, Georgetown University

We all have a story to tell. But many times these stories are not told... In Your Shoes provides that platform for me to reveal those stories in a fruitful and thought-provoking way. But it also gets me to hear new stories, untold stories. Stories that I would have never imagined hearing.

 

Michael Diego Pozo, Patrick Henry College

I want to better understand and empathize with those around me, and make a little more sense of what's going on in the world through its most important aspect: the people.

 

Cheyenne Martin, Georgetown University

I wanted to be in a situation that is set up to allow actual dialogue...So much of the conversation that we have between differing viewpoints happens on social media which is very much not tailored for actual discussion.

Kat Forster, Patrick Henry College

 
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