Welcome to ReCAST

ReCAST, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strengthens the contributions of the arts and cultural traditions to a more just and less violent world.

Concert & Book Launch Event
Let’s Make a Better World: Stories and Songs by Jane Sapp
April 2, 12:30-2:30pm
Slosberg Recital Hall, Brandeis University

An open session of AMST/MUS 39B – Protest Through Song: Music that Shaped AmericaSlosberg Recital Hall, Brandeis University

Featured speakers:

  • Daniel Kryder, Louis Stulberg Chair in Law and Politics, Brandeis University
  • Maria Madison, Associate Dean for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, Heller School for Social Policy and Management
  • Sandra Nicolucci, Associate Professor Emerta in Music Education, Boston University

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Co-sponsored by the Minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation, Brandeis University Library, the Office of the Dean of  Arts and Sciences, the Heller Office of the Dean and Sankofa Events, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Division of Creative Arts, the Department of African and African American Studies, and the Department of Politics.

Let’s Make a Better World: Stories and Songs by Jane Sapp is a new resource for music educators, chorus leaders, activists and cultural workers. In it, the nationally admired cultural worker, musician, educator, and activist, Jane Wilburn Sapp, shares her approach to social transformation and its roots in African-American musical traditions. Read more and purchase the book.

 

“But Abu Ibrahim, We’re Family!”
By Dr. Lee Perlman

“But Abu Ibrahim, We’re Family!” is a series of case studies, describing collaborations between Jewish and Palestinian professional theater artists in Israel and the theater they create to reflect their realities. Read more and purchase.

The Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts at Brandeis University provided small grants to college and university educators to support efforts to incorporate the resources of the Acting Together project into curricula. Read more about the grant recipients and updates on how they are putting the resources to use.

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ReCAST featured in the American Theatre Magazine! Read more.

Watch a video of a song about racial discrimination and voting rights in the U.S. written and performed by a group of Brandeis students in the songwriting workshop with cultural worker, musician, organizer and educator Jane Wilburn Sapp. during the Now As Then event series focusing creative attention on the struggle for voting rights.
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To purchase the Acting Together DVD and Anthologies, please visit our Shop.