Life After #Ferguson
Essay

Life After #Ferguson

Continue the Conversation

10 January 2015

Co-founders of St Lou Fringe Em Piro and Tara Daniels talk about how artists and institutions can continue the conversation started after #Ferguson, and how important it is to do so.

A white board of collected ideas.
Script Analysis
Essay

Script Analysis

No Screaming Matches, No Riot Police

16 October 2014

When we teach, how do we discuss something truly important? Specifically, how could I talk about the murder of an unarmed black man the same age as my students? What is taught in the not teaching? What is not covered in a course? When we omit difficult conversations or troubling current events, what does that teach students about what is important, worthy of attention, urgent?

The New America?
Ferguson Moments
Essay

Ferguson Moments

Artists Respond

6 September 2014

An overview of the Ferguson Moment which was created from an impulse of theatremakes across the nation to spark and organize artistic responses to the oppression, violence, and resistance happening in Ferguson. 

Photo from #FergusonMoment.
Ferguson Artist Gathering
Essay

Ferguson Artist Gathering

In Conversation with Jacqueline Thompson and Don McClendon

5 September 2014

On Sunday, August 24th at the Regional Arts Commission in St. Louis, St. Louis-based theater artists Jacqueline Thompson and Don McClendon participated in the #FergusonMoment gathering and workshop with forty-five local artists and five visiting artists. In the workshop, Don's story of a recent moment of racial profiling was the basis of a short play that the group created and investigated. On Tuesday, September 2nd, Jacqueline interviewed Don about his experience in the gathering.

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