“The dangers of life are infinite, and among them is safety.” (Goethe)
This season will include a three-week look at stage work that embraces the long theatrical legacy of intervening in social issues and drawing diverse voices into focused conversation. In doing so, we may be asked to reconsider our notions of the world and listen to different viewpoints. We will certainly be challenged to re-examine what we think we already know.
Through artistic presentation on stage, and an equal helping of discussion and inquiry off the stage, UMS will create a community platform for important dialogue — an invocation to move beyond our personal comfort zones and to lean in to the complexities of living in a global society.
From slavery to terrorism to transgender identity to radical wellness and healing, these theater pieces will ask us to confront our own opinions and biases, with an eye toward better understanding and a greater resilience to face the world we currently live in.
Join us. For provocative theater and courageous conversations, all presented in the safe space of the theater.
FUNDED IN PART BY
- Building Audiences for Sustainability initiative of The Wallace Foundation
- Ann Arbor’s 107one, Between the Lines, and Metro Times
Related Events and Resources
Workshop: Speculative HistoriesJanuary 15, 2018
No Safety Net Keynote Event
with the Penny Stamps Speaker Series:
A conversation with Claudia Rankine and P. Carl
Workshop: Introduction to Systemic Racism with ERACCEJanuary 20, 2018
FRAME: A salon series on visual art, performance, and identityJanuary 22, 2018 - March 19, 2018
Panel: Russia’s Complex Relationship with the North Caucasus: Past and PresentJanuary 23, 2018
Lecture: Crackdown in Chechnya:
Ramzan Kadyrov’s Brutal Rule and International Human Rights
Lecture and Panel: Gender Identity 101 & Being Transgender in our CommunityFebruary 3, 2018
Decompress: A closing night celebration of No Safety NetFebruary 3, 2018