Telling A Story | Drew Kahn | TEDxUniversityatBuffalo

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Drew Kahn highlights the importance of telling a story

Drew Kahn is Professor of Theater at SUNY Buffalo State where he teaches acting and

devised theater (President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching/SUNY) and directed

over 20 productions (Kennedy Center Award) since 1993. In addition to his work in

higher education, he has taught K-12 populations for over three decades. He is the

Founding Director of the Anne Frank Project, a multi-layered social justice program at

SUNY Buffalo State that utilizes the wisdom of Anne Frank as a springboard for the

examination of conflict and intolerance through the lens of storytelling and

performance. He presents and teaches internationally on the use of story as a tool for

conflict resolution, community building and identity exploration—most recently in

Rwanda, Kenya the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burma, Viet Nam, New

Zealand, Greece, Croatia and Turkey

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