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Uploaded on Apr 20, 2010
Performing from her self-penned, critically acclaimed play, She Rules with Iron Stix, Brigette DePape asks whether art is an escape from real world problems or part of their solution.
A playwright since the age of 15, and a third year international development student who has contributed to sustainable development projects in Senegal and Bosnia, DePape explores the possibility of new worlds: changing our actual world through activism vs. creating new worlds through fiction. She attempts to reconcile responsibility and creativity, suggesting that plays can be a powerful tool for cultural change.
Presented at TEDxYouthOttawa on March 4, 2010 at Ashbury College in Ottawa, Canada
Video by Adam Langlois, Creative Director, For Youth By Youth (FYBY) News
TEDxYouthOttawa Organizers: Adam Moscoe Yusuf Malik David Millen
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