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The Way Forward: Theater’s Evolution in Moments of Change

A Three-Part Series Presented by 92Y and Town & Country magazine
Curated by The Public Theater

Mar 17, 2021

A year of social isolation and political upheaval has changed the way we think about theater. How did we get here? And how will the theater evolve in the wake of Covid-19?

Join us for a free three-part digital series of conversations exploring the past, present, and future of theater during moments of social inflection, curated by The Public Theater. Moderated by Stellene Volandes, Editor in Chief of Town & Country and Editorial Director of Elle Decor, these conversations pose fundamental questions about the art form. What are the historical forces that created the modern theater, and how in turn has theater’s role in our society helped shape our culture at large? How has the last year upended the way artists work? Who will carry theater into the future?

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Part I: Past — We Have Been Here Before

Oskar Eustis and Patrick Gaspard with Stellene Volandes

We Have Been Here Before will feature Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater, and Patrick Gaspard, Cultural Ambassador and Former President of the Open Society Foundations, in an intimate 1:1 conversation, discussing how theater has uniquely responded to — and been shaped by — periods of social change and challenge. From Athenian drama, to protest performance, to the role of storytelling in the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and beyond, Oskar and Patrick will explore how theater is both changeable and constant.

Oskar Eustis

Oskar Eustis has served as the artistic director of The Public Theater since 2005 …

Patrick Gaspard

Patrick Gaspard is the former president of the Open Society Foundations …

Stellene Volandes

Stellene Volandes is the Editor in Chief of Town & Country and the Editorial Director of Elle Decor

Categories: Arts & Entertainment

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