Conflict is complex, dynamic, and inevitable. While conflicts may create knots in our stomachs, they also provide excellent opportunities for change and growth. This 2 hour webinar will share basic conflict analysis theories to help understand inter-personal conflict, and provide some communication tools for working through conflicts. Examples will come from professional theatre, but theories can be applied to all facets of life!
About BROOKE LEIFSO
Brooke (she/her) has a M.A. in Expressive Arts-Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding through the Swiss-based European Graduate School. Through this program, Brooke learned how artmaking in community can work through conflict and create inter-cultural understanding. Her MA thesis focused on creating communal space for men to talk about #metoo and process our changing culture through the use of Peacekeeping Circles and Expressive Arts-Based methods. Brooke is a founding member of the Edmonton Community Arts Network and has worked with the Edmonton Arts Council to provide training on Community Arts ethics and approaches within the city. She also has worked within professional theatre within Edmonton as an administrator and performer: CRIPSiE, Ground Zero Productions, Workshop West Playwright’s Theatre, Theatre Yes, Azimuth Theatre, Edmonton Actors Theatre, and as the Festival Box Office Manager for the Edmonton International Fringe Festival.