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Thursday, January 18, 2018 5:10 PM // U-M Detroit Center

Theater Matters: Livestream Viewing Party and Panel in Detroit

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UMS presents a livestream party for Claudia Rankine and P. Carl’s discussion about social justice and theater at the U-M Detroit Center, followed by a live panel of Michigan theater makers addressing the same issues.

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 sits down with dramaturg and producer P. Carl, to discuss the ways contemporary theater and performance can help catalyze and promote social justice issues. The event occurs at Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, but UMS is also hosting a livestream viewing party and live panel at the U-M Detroit Center. Admission is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Panelists include:

Sam White, Artistic Director of Shakespeare in Detroit
Tanisha Pyron, Founding Member of Face Off Theatre Company
Sherrine Azab, Artistic Director of A Host of People and 2017-18 UMS Artist in Residence
Morgan Breon, 2017-18 UMS Artist in Residence
Edye Evans Hyde, Artistic Director of Ebony Road Players

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1/18/18 5:10 PM
U-M Detroit Center

Theater Matters: Livestream Viewing Party and Panel in Detroit

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UMS presents a livestream party for Claudia Rankine and P. Carl’s discussion about social justice and theater at the U-M Detroit Center, followed by a live panel of Michigan theater makers addressing the same issues.

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 sits down with dramaturg and producer P. Carl, to discuss the ways contemporary theater and performance can help catalyze and promote social justice issues. The event occurs at Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, but UMS is also hosting a livestream viewing party and live panel at the U-M Detroit Center. Admission is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Panelists include:

Sam White, Artistic Director of Shakespeare in Detroit
Tanisha Pyron, Founding Member of Face Off Theatre Company
Sherrine Azab, Artistic Director of A Host of People and 2017-18 UMS Artist in Residence
Morgan Breon, 2017-18 UMS Artist in Residence
Edye Evans Hyde, Artistic Director of Ebony Road Players

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