Forum on Artistic Freedom & Artistic Responsibility
Monday, August 18, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
Seattle Repertory Theatre and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, with the support of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights, 4Culture and KUOW, cordially invite you to a forum on Artistic Freedom & Artistic Responsibility. The event will take the form of a collaborative conversation, in which the audience is asked to raise questions, provide examples and offer strategies, while engaging in respectful dialogue.
Art plays a vital role in our society and can be a catalyst for dialogue and change. As the demographics of our country become more diverse, how do artists and arts groups approach new and historical work in a way that is meaningful, relevant and equitable for our audiences? In response to the spirited conversation happening in Seattle and the wider arts community, this curated forum will address issues of art, race and cultural representation. Join us in the conversation.
This free event will take the form of a curated forum featuring a diverse group of facilitators and respondents who will respond to your questions, including:
Braden Abraham, Interim Artistic Director – Seattle Repertory Theatre
Royal Alley-Barnes, Executive Director – Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
Valerie Curtis-Newton, Artistic Director -The Hansberry Project
Jeffrey Herrmann, Managing Director – Seattle Repertory Theatre
Kathy Hsieh, Theatre Artist & Co-Executive Producer – SIS Productions
Annie Lareau, Actor / Director / Teaching Artist
Fern Renville, Managing Director - Red Eagle Soaring Native Youth Theatre
If you have questions or ideas that you'd like to see addressed at this event, please give us advance notice by responding to this email or calling 206-733-9926.
Please note that due to larger than expected response, this event has moved from the PONCHO Theatre to the Bagley Wright Theatre.
Follow #seattleAFAR on Facebook or Twitter to take part in the conversation before, during and after the event.
Living outside of Seattle or can’t make this date? This event will be livestreamed on www.howlround.tv.
By attending this event, you are giving the event’s organizers permission to broadcast your likeness on the internet.
Doors will open at 6 pm.