Could A Play Stop A Demagogue? Theatre and Electoral Politics
7 April 2016
Have jokey depictions of elections on stage and screen helped cause a joke of a real-life presidential campaign? Jonathan Mandell visits two experimental theatre projects that are tackling this year’s presidential election in serious and intriguing ways.
What is the Role of the Artist/Arts Presenter in a Community in Crisis?
26 March 2016
Paul S. Flores traces the path to creating and touring his play PLACAS through community engagment with acknowedgment and palabra, and offers suggestions to supporting peace within extremely marginalized communities in conflict when making theater.
Playwright Deborah Lake Fortson Addresses the Teenage Sex Trafficking Crisis
5 February 2016
Charlotte Meehan and Adara Meyers sit down with playwrights Deborah Lake Fortson and Amy Merrill, director Robbie McCauley, and law enforcement and community stakeholders to talk about youth sex trafficking and The BODY & SOLD Project.
Jeff Chang on Detroit-based Complex Movements’ Beware of the Dandelions, a narrative, concert, visual installation, architectural piece, and convening space to distribute revolutionary ideas and activate creative ecosystems and economies of change.
Playwright Lee Nowell talks about the development of Beyond Reasonable Doubt:The Troy Davis Project and speaks with playwrights Gabrielle Fulton and Phillip DePoy about creating work today that deals with race.