Political Ideology and Art

A series in which each writer was invited to respond based upon the intersection of political ideology and art in their work.

Practicing the Art of Freedom
Essay

Practicing the Art of Freedom

7 September 2013

Winebrenner discusses how to utilize our freedom by using theatre as a  vehicle for cooperative political debate.

Someone in heels on a sidewalk.
Wobbling on the Political Lines (in six inch heels)
Essay

Wobbling on the Political Lines (in six inch heels)

Creating Feminist Theater with Girls

6 September 2013

We seem to centralize girls’ bodies.   With a group of girls, we went on  a  quest to questioned whether performance spaces could validly critique the sexualization of girls.

Free State Project logo.
Applying Liberty & Theater
Essay

Applying Liberty & Theater

5 September 2013

Mark Adam Rud writes responds to Caleb Winebrenner on the importance of theater to the libertarian movement.

Must you be of a certain political stripe to do community-based theater?
Essay

Must you be of a certain political stripe to do community-based theater?

4 September 2013

Jan Cohen-Cruz responds to Daniel Jones' post: can anyone from any political background produce theater? The answer is yes... if you look at the many different forms that theater can take.

Representing the Body Politic
Essay

Representing the Body Politic

Encouraging a Theater of Differences

3 September 2013

In a country that is strongly divided, Daniel Jones wonders about the opportunity for conservative stories to be shown on stage.  Would opposers be willing to engage in this story?

The Ideology of Dialogue
Essay

The Ideology of Dialogue

2 September 2013

Michael Rohd continues the series on the intersection of political ideology and art in their work. We know that content is political... but how can form dictate a play's mission as well?

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