Friday, February 26, 2010

The Return of Political Theatre

"You are not a Man!" performed by Laura Welsh Berg, Cailtlin McCown and Ario Mashayekhi
in Copernicus Theatre, a part of Epic Players' theatre Festival in Chicago

Political theatre throughout history has always had a considerable influence on public consciousness and enhanced social changes. Economic crisis, war, invasion, the rise of religious fundamentalism, violence, poverty and natural disasters are the dominant subjects of today’s human history. Through the exploration of such universal themes the political theatre is trying to find its flourishing ground once again.
Based on this notion I will conduct a seasonal play reading series at Mess Hall with a meticulous selection of plays written by regional playwrights. The February 28 reading is dedicated to the Middle East.
This season's selection contains of four short plays written by Caryl Churchill, Deb Margolin and myself.

Seven Jewish Children by Caryl Churchill
Seven Palestinian Children by Deborah S. Margolin
You’re Not a Man! By Ezzat Goushegir
Two Iranian Children By Ezzat Goushegir

The plays will be directed by me and performed by Cheryl Snodgrass, Laura Welsh Berg and Jeremy Cohn.

The event will take place at Mess Hall on Sunday February 28 at 2: PM
Admission is free.

Mess Hall
6932 North Glenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608

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