Theater as a Civic Space (A Lecture with Diane Paulus)
The Boston College Theatre Department is thrilled to announce that Tony Winner DIANE PAULUS will give a lecture entitled "The Arts & Engaged Citizenship: Theater as a Civic Space," which will focus on the arts as a force for social, political, and personal change. Paulus asks, “How does what we’re doing fit into the issues of our time, the necessity of what it means to be alive? How does what we’re doing engage people as citizens more fully in the world we live in?”
Diane Paulus is the Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, a role she has maintained since 2008. Director of the groundbreaking Tony-nominated musical, Waitress (2016)— the first Broadway show to have an all-female creative team— Paulus’ name has become synonymous with A.R.T.’s mission to “expand the boundaries of theater,” with her innovative directing choices.
The lecture will be followed by a Q&A with Paulus’ fellow Columbia graduate and this year’s Monan Professor in Theatre Arts, playwright Sheri Wilner.
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. NO RSVP REQUIRED.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm