ALP Speaker Series: “I was There!! A Handy Guide To Themes and Issues in “Applied Theatre” — also known as…”

Virtual Event Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 4:00pm

John Bergman, visiting associate professor at Hollins University, will present a talk titled “I was There!! A Handy Guide To Themes and Issues in “Applied Theatre” — also known as…” at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 22, via Zoom.

John Bergman is a visiting associate professor at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. Bergman is a UK born drama therapist/theatre director with over 36 years of experience with prisoners and prison officers, and men, women, and children in all types of criminal justice settings. He is the founder and director of Geese Theatre Company USA, founder/teacher of Geese Company UK, and a board member of Transcena in Romania. He has also worked in prisons in Brazil, Romania, New Zealand, Australia, Bulgaria, and Croatia. He has presented internationally at over 500 professional conferences. He is the recipient of the NADTA 2005 Research Award. Bergman was the clinical supervisor and program creator of a therapeutic neurological program for adolescents in Melbourne. He is the author of Challenging Experience, An Experiential Approach to the Treatment of Serious Offenders, and co-edited Current Perspectives & Applications in Neurobiology: Working with Young Persons who are Victims and Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse.

All lectures in the series will be held via Zoom and are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the arts, languages, and philosophy department at 573-341-4185 or email

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College of Arts, Sciences, and Education, Arts, Languages, and Philosophy


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