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Conversations Between Artists #19

  • Think Coffee 248 Mercer Street New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)

Politics in Theatre
Getting an MFA from the Electoral College

Topics To be Conversed:

  •  What does the phrase “Political Theatre” mean to you?

  • What role does/should politics play in the making of Theatre?

  • Is there a specific genre/genres that are more conducive to this type of storytelling?

  • What are some examples of good, impactful, effective political theatre? (i.e. Shakespeare, Brecht, Caryl Churchill etc.)

  • Are there examples of bad and ineffective political theatre?

  • Is left leaning/right leaning Political Theatre merely preaching to the choir? What ways can we create work that resonates beyond Political Partisanship?

  • Is there a line between Political Messaging and Political Agenda?

  • What role does an actor’s / playwright’s personal politics play in Theatre?

  • In a heated Political Climate, how do we as individual artists use our art, skills, voice to respond, educate, empathize, love, and inspire?

This is our chance to talk with each other about topics that we as artists, creatives and humans need to have. The key is we talk to and with each other. There is no panel or special guest that is smarter on a topic. We are the collective smarter panel.

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