Roberto Varea Plus

San Francisco - California - USA

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Roberto Gutiérrez Varea’s research and creative work focuses on live performance as means of resistance and peacebuilding in the context of social conflict and state violence. His stage work in the United States includes directing plays , founding two community-based companies, Soapstone Theatre Company, with male ex-offenders and women survivors of violent crime, and El Teatro Jornalero!, with Latin American immigrant workers, and co-founding the performance collective Secos & Mojados. He is a regular contributor to journals in performance and peacebuilding, and co-editor and co-author of the two-volume anthology "Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict" (New Village Press). Varea is a member of Theater Without Borders and the Artists in Distress Services of freeDimensional, and co-founder of the Performing Arts and Social Justice Program, at the University of San Francisco, where he is also co-director of the Center for Latino Studies in the Americas (CELASA).