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From Audience to Action: Making Connections in our Community

Connect with regional organizations whose work intersects with the themes encountered in UMS's No Safety Net 2.0 festival.

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A Conversation with No Safety Net Theater-Makers

UMS's Michael Kondziolka (VP, Programming and Production) and Mary Roeder (Programming Manager) join No Safety Net artists at U-M's Trotter Multicultural Center.

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My Time at the Fringe

21st Century Intern Isabel Olson shares insights on experiencing political theater from her time working at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Wonder and Woe: The Challenges of Internet

U-M School of Information's Cliff Lampe explores bad internet behaviors in accompaniment to performances of The Believers Are But Brothers.

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Reality Winner: Espionage or Whistle-Blowing?

A discussion of Reality Winner’s case with Brian Willen (lawyer and UMS board member), Barbara McQuade (U-M law professor and NBC News legal analyst), and Greg Stejskal (former FBI special agent).

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“Believers” by Javaad Alipoor

UK-based artist, director, writer, and activist Javaad Alipoor shares insights into the development of his play, The Believers Are But Brothers, and its journey to Ann Arbor.

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Faculty Spotlight: Theatre and Incarceration

SMTD Associate Professor and Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) Director Ashley Lucas explains the incorporation of Us/Them in her curriculum.

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FRAME-ing Performance

This is not an artistic undertaking for the faint of heart.

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Disrupting the FRAME

“These kind of disruptions can be groundbreaking,” summed up Detroit native Taylor Renee Aldridge. “We need to have these dialogues.”

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Challenging Times Require Challenging Art

In an increasingly polarized world, it’s tempting to take complicated issues and turn them into reductive problems that lack both substance and nuance. But as the American actress and playwright Lisa Kron has said, “If there’s only one point of view, there’s no drama. Drama only occurs when people come up against situations outside of themselves and are changed by them.”

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Meet two artists performing in No Safety Net festival

Artists Becca Blackwell and Jen Kidwell chat with each other about their work and why they are excited to be part of No Safety Net.

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Teaching the N-Word

In conjunction with No Safety Net Series: Underground Railroad Game, Emily Bernard explains her experience with the N-word -- its use, its history, and its meaning for African-American culture.

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