Tom Block is a playwright, author of five books and has been a visual artist for twenty years. His plays have been developed and produced at such venues as the Ensemble Studio Theater, HERE Arts Center, Dixon Place, Theater for the New City, Theater at the 14th Street Y, Athena Theatre Company, Theater Row, ART NY and many others. He was the founding producer of the Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival (2010) and a Research Fellow at DePaul University (2010). He has spoken about his ideas throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Turkey, and the Middle East. For more information about his work, visit www.tomblock.com.
Tom Block discusses the benefits of bringing mysticism into the world of artistic creators as we head into a difficult and divisive period in American history, and how a reinvigoration of these ideas could offer a much-needed remedy.