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.
- 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 Catherine.Cammarata@stonybrook.edu.