Politics and Art: Integrating the Political and the Personal (Part 2)
Friday 7/22, 2022 at 5:00 eastern time
Community Gathering on Zoom - register with the bright red reservation box to receive the Zoom link. These gatherings are a service for the theater community and are offered free for TRU members; we ask that non-members help keep us running by making a donation or joining as a member.
In the room: Leslie Boghosian-Murphy, former candidate for NY City Council, Vice Chair of Community Board 4, serving on the Arts & Education Committee; Harrison Marks, recent candidate for NY State Assembly, and son of commercial Broadway producers; and Aimee Todoroff, managing director for the League of Independent Theater. Can we ever be sure we are working for the greater good, especially in a current social climate of violently opposing factions? Are a politician’s well-meaning goals affected by the realities of politics? What prompted Marks and Boghosian to run for office, what issues were they hoping to address, and how will they stay engaged in the good fight going forward? Being from a theater family, what are the arts-related issues Marks hopes to address now as a politically aware New Yorker? How do all three guests feel about current intitiatives to bring back live theater? With women's rights now shattered, voting rights obstructed and gay rights threatened, is censorship the next restriction on the horizon? What do we think the future holds for our country in general, and for the arts community in particular?