Policy at the Playhouse
By USC Bedrosian Center
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In this series, we’ll be discussing the way art, theater in particular, is an integral part of our civic lives, allowing us to question and inform our conceptions of citizenship and community. We will discuss various theatrical productions, both at the USC School of Dramatic Arts and in theaters in Los Angeles. We think about what the plays / productions / performances are saying about our society & culture.
||CleanActually||As Princeton freshman students, Tom has a strong sense of his good looks; Amber wants acknowledgement from her peers that she is pretty. They meet at a party, they drink, and the boundaries become blurred.||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Originalist||John Strand's The Originalist shines a light onto a polarizing Supreme Court Justice; Antonin Scalia.||7/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Hotel Play||On April 29, 1992, Los Angeles erupted into chaos and violence after four white police officers were acquitted in the beating of African American Rodney King. The Hotel Play asks what, if anything, has changed in the past 25 years?||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFacing Our Truth||Following the 2012 death of Trayvon Martin, the trial and eventual acquittal of George Zimmerman, New York-based theatre company The New Black Fest responded by hiring a diverse group of accomplished playwrights to write about themes of race and privilege||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRules of Seconds||Our inaugural episode of the Policy at the Playhouse podcast features a discussion the Latino Theater Company’s production of Rules of Seconds at the Los Angeles Theatre Center – presented in association with The Temblors.||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|