UNITY Performance

Seated audience members, one of whom is receiving a flower from a performer


On May 2, 2023, the spring Social Impact Studio in theatre presented a devised performance entitled UNITY, inspired by the group's work with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute's seven Principles of Peace: Love, Unity, Faith, Hope, Courage, Justice, and Forgiveness.

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A Look Inside the Co-Creation Process

Protesters with anti-gun-violence signs on the Boston Common

"We had these prompts on all these chairs around the room, and we all went around and writing one line at a time to create poems that shared all of our voices. And then we took all of those many poems and then weaved those together to create a final product — so it was really a product of unity amongst us as artists."

Joye Prince, Graduate Student, Applied Theatre '25

Social Impact Studios, facilitated by the Engagement Lab, give Emerson students and faculty the opportunity to work directly with local grassroots changemakers to co-create media projects that will make an impact in Boston and beyond.

UNITY was co-created in Spring 2023's Social Impact Studio in theatre, in partnership with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute and Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence. The text was generated collaboratively by the participants in the studio.


Project Team