Storytelling through theatre is a powerful way to reach others.​

Our Latest Findings

Radical Hope
Young people have taught us that care is fundamental to hope, and that as we age and our primary relationships change, hope diminishes
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Towards Youth
We learned that young people have important ideas about our shared future, and intergenerational dialogues are critical to building understanding.
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Audacious Citizens
We are learning that hope might be a political alternative, that activating hope may be a form of audacious citizenship.
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We are a research ensemble of diverse collaborators committed to exploring the power of drama to create social change.

In Conversation With

Project: Humanity supporting youth & artists through COVID-19

P:H's COVID-19 Artist Partnership Program (CAPP). provides essential support to youth in shelters by pairing participants with artists for weekly 1:1 online mentorship sessions in a discipline of their choosing. ​

Tiny Tuna Big Bee: motivating climate action through music

Introducing our friends Bebe, Oona and Tutu of homegrown Toronto band ‘Tiny Tuna Big Bee’, all 12 years old and writing music as a call to action about climate change.

Bernardine Evaristo

"Without youth theatre, I would never have won the Booker prize"

Bernardine Evaristo, winner of the Booker prize (2019) explores how acting onstage helped her discover her creativity, away from class and racial division.

Artists for Real Climate Action

Artists for Real Climate Action is a non-partisan, ever-growing collection of actors, filmmakers, writers, musicians, playwrights, graphic designers, directors, and digital marketing folks all sounding the alarm over our climate crisis

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Upcoming Talks


  • November 14, 2020: Dr. Gallagher will deliver a lecture on "Understanding Youth and Social Inequality" at the 9th International Convention on Education Studies, hosted by EdukCircle in the Philippines.

  • February, 2021: Dr. Gallagher will be the keynote speaker at the Special Visual Forum on Community Engaged Research in a Time of Crises, hosted by the Community Engaged Research Initiative (CERi) at Simon Fraser University.
  • TBD 2021: Dr. Gallagher will present the keynote address at the 4th ELTE Workshop for Arts Education, Live the Culture - Play, Arts Education and Science (Budapest, Hungary)

After coronavirus: Global youth reveal that the social value of art has never mattered more

In this new article, Dr. Gallagher issues a call to action in response to an "unprecedented moment for intergenerational justice" emerging from the coronavirus pandemic - and the critical role of the arts, if we are to seize it.
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Excellent news to share!

Our friend Shree Paradkar has won two prizes at the Amnesty International Media awards – for best long story and best short video for her story on Prerna. Delighted that this excellent journalism brings further recognition to Urvashi Sahni and the powerful pedagogy at Prerna Girls' School.
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Radical Hope & Youth Citizenry Research Event

Dr. Gallagher discussed her international, multi-sited and collaborative research project (Youth, Theatre, Radical Hope and the Ethical Imaginary: an intercultural investigation of drama pedagogy, performance and civic engagement) with the lead researcher from the Coventry site, Dr. Rachel Turner-King. Chaired by Professor Jonothon Neelands.

New Book Alert!

This book is an edited collection that features the voices of all of our international research collaborators, graduate students, and artist collaborators. It explores the role of arts-based methodologies in the trajectories of diverse young people as they creatively work through multiple and unfolding global crises.