Policy at the Playhouse
About This Show
In this series, we’ll be discussing the way art, theater in particular, is an integral part of our civic lives, allowing us to question and inform our conceptions of citizenship and community. We will discuss various theatrical productions, both at the USC School of Dramatic Arts and in theaters in Los Angeles. We think about what the plays / productions / performances are saying about our society and culture.
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Recorded at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
Most Recent Episode
Lorca in the Desert
In this episode, Marlene Forte, Aubrey Hicks, Oliver Mayer, and John Sonego take a look at one of the more influential Spanish playwrights of the early 20th century: Federico García Lorca. We discuss theatre and politics, the staying power of Lorca's work, and a new adaptation of Yerma coming to LA theatre near you. Listen to a conversation about Latinas and the strength of female characters, sexuality, the politics of theatre, and why you should put your phone down and go see Yerma in the Desert today. Urban Theatre Movement in Residency at Greenway Court Theatre presents: Yerma in the Desert 11/17 – 12/16 By Oliver Mayer Based on YERMA by Federico García Lorca Directed by Edgar Landa & Marlene Forte For links and more check out the showpage.