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  • February Panel: The Impact of the Election the Arts
    February 20, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Impact of the Election on the Arts: What Is at Risk? What Is Our Responsibility?
Monday, February 20th, 7:30pm
The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor
Presented in partnership with TRU's Young Patron & Artists Circle (YPAC), co-hosted by Christin Cato and Bob Ost. Panelists to include Teresa Eyring, executive director of Theater Communications Group (TCG); Kareem Fahmy, Rising Circle Collective, director and playwright (world premiere Indian Head at Luna Stage); Ari Laura Kreith, Artistic Director of Theatre 167, a multicultural, multilingual ensemble;  David Mendizábal, Producing Artistic Leader of The Movement Theatre Company, director (Tell Hector I Miss Him at the Atlantic Theater); Beto O'Byrne, Playwright and Co-Founder of Radical Evolution;  Jacob Padron, Artistic Director of The Sol Project (Alligator at New Georges); Meropi Peponides, artistic director and co-founder of Radical Evolution, a multi-disciplinary performance company, producer at Soho Rep.
Only one month into a new administration and already many are feeling uneasy and threatened by the radical change in values that is perceived. The NEA has been targeted, health care that has been a lifesaver for so many is under attack, and perhaps most dramatic of all is the threat to the diversity that has been a hallmark of American values since our founding. Are there constructive steps that we can take to protect our cultural sanctity? Points of discussion will include the apparent attack on women's rights, minority rights, LGBTQ rights and what we can do as a community to protect against this perceived threat. What steps do we need to take now to ensure that we support each other in the theater community? What differences can we make with our stories? What are the stories that we need to start telling now? How do we spread awareness? How do we protect our identities and our values?
Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm - come prepared with your best one-minute summary of who you are, and what you need. Free for TRU members; $15 for non-members at the door ($12.50 if you register in advance above), free for TRU members. Please register above, or call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212/714-7628, or e-mail  TRUStaff1@gmail.com