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Expert Panel to Discuss Theatre as a Tool for Social Justice, March 9

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The Department of Theatre Arts will present a panel discussion, “Using Theatre as a Tool for Social Justice” on Thursday, March 9, at 8 pm in Staller Center, Theatre 1.

This dynamic discussion will center on using Theatre Arts as a tool for social justice and as an agent for change in audiences’ perception and experience of events and issues.

Speakers include:

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  • Emily Joy Weiner, co-founder and artistic director of Off Broadway’s Houses on the Moon Theater Company
  • Patrick Blake, artistic director of Rhymes Over Beats and Off-Broadway producer; produced “The Exonerated,” a play that in 2002 was a key factor in overturning the death penalty in Illinois
  • Ruth Pincus, Long Island theatre artist and founding director of Stage the Change
  • Michael Alden, film and Broadway producer; produced “Disgraced,” 2015 Tony nominee for best play

Student artists and other activists will also join the panel.

The discussion is free to the public. For more information, email

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