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Thursday, January 18, 2018 5:10 PM // Michigan Theater

No Safety Net Keynote Event:
A conversation with Claudia Rankine and P. Carl

Theater Matters: Activism, Imagination, Citizenship

“The questions of equity and inclusion — those questions are the ‘whys’ of theater.” – P. Carl

Can theater promote social justice? Can a play help its audience imagine — and then manifest — a more equitable America? How is art-making an act of engaged citizenship? Acclaimed poet, playwright, and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Claudia Rankine (Citizen) sits down with dramaturg P. Carl, the director of the online theater commons Howlround and co-artistic director of ArtsEmerson, to discuss the ways contemporary theater and performance can help catalyze and promote social justice issues. Rankine and Carl are currently collaborating on the upcoming world premiere of Rankine’s play The White Card, which will be co-produced by Arts Emerson and American Repertory Theatre at Harvard.

Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry, including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely; two plays, including Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue; and numerous video collaborations. She is the editor of several anthologies, including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. Rankine is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry.

P. Carl is the director and co-founder of HowlRound, a think tank and knowledge commons that is actively creating community across theater-makers worldwide. Carl is the co-artistic director of ArtsEmerson at Emerson College, where he produces an array of theatre by diverse artists from around the globe.

Presented in collaboration with the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design.

Free Event

Thursday, January 18, 2018 5:10 PM // Michigan Theater
No Safety Net Keynote Event:
A conversation with Claudia Rankine and P. Carl

PERFORMANCE DAY:

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1/18/18 5:10 PM
Michigan Theater

No Safety Net Keynote Event:
A conversation with Claudia Rankine and P. Carl

Free Event
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Theater Matters: Activism, Imagination, Citizenship

“The questions of equity and inclusion — those questions are the ‘whys’ of theater.” – P. Carl

Can theater promote social justice? Can a play help its audience imagine — and then manifest — a more equitable America? How is art-making an act of engaged citizenship? Acclaimed poet, playwright, and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Claudia Rankine (Citizen) sits down with dramaturg P. Carl, the director of the online theater commons Howlround and co-artistic director of ArtsEmerson, to discuss the ways contemporary theater and performance can help catalyze and promote social justice issues. Rankine and Carl are currently collaborating on the upcoming world premiere of Rankine’s play The White Card, which will be co-produced by Arts Emerson and American Repertory Theatre at Harvard.

Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry, including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely; two plays, including Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue; and numerous video collaborations. She is the editor of several anthologies, including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. Rankine is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry.

P. Carl is the director and co-founder of HowlRound, a think tank and knowledge commons that is actively creating community across theater-makers worldwide. Carl is the co-artistic director of ArtsEmerson at Emerson College, where he produces an array of theatre by diverse artists from around the globe.

Presented in collaboration with the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design.

FREE EVENT

Thursday, January 18, 2018 5:10 PM, Michigan Theater
No Safety Net Keynote Event:
A conversation with Claudia Rankine and P. Carl

PERFORMANCE DAY:

January 2018
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Free Event

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