PROPAGANDA: A Festival Celebrating Russian Voices
Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 8:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Hosted by Cooper Union January 18-19th 2014, Propaganda: A Festival Celebrating Russian Voices spotlights Russia’s recent anti-propaganda law in relation to sport, performance, and LGBT and Olympic history.
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Saturday, January 18th at 3pm in Cooper Union's Rose Auditorium
A staged reading of THE JESTER'S CAP by Daria Wilke
"Translating Experience" panel moderated by Scott Wooledge from QueerNation and featuring Co-President of Rusa LGBT Nina Long, playwright Michael Slade, and Producing Artistic Director Lauren Keating.
Saturday, January 18th at 7pm in Cooper Union's Rose Auditorium
Staged readings of BREITENSTRATER-PAOLINO by Vladimir Nabokov & PELMENY by Oleg Mikhailov
"Civil Liberties: Examining Russia's Past, Present and Future" panel moderated by journalist Nancy Goldstein and featuring Tanya Cooper from the Human Rights Campaign, Russian asylum-seeker Viacheslav Revin, and Lisa Rothe from the Lark Play Developmental Center.
Sunday, January 19th at 5pm in Cooper Union's Great Hall
A staged reading of SOCHI 2014 by Tess Berry-Hart
"Sport and Art in a Censored Society" panel* moderated by journalist and lawyer Ari Ezra Waldman and featuring expatriated Russian journalist Masha Gessen, Spectrum President Larry Poltavtsev, and 1986 Olympic Medalist Derrick Adkins
*The online theater journal HowlRound will air a live stream of this panel on HowlRound TV. Questions can be tweeted to @howlround, or use the hash tag #newplaytv.
All proceeds from Propaganda: A Festival Celebrating Russian Voices will benefit the Spectrum Human Rights Alliance. Spectrum is a leading international organization devoted to human rights advancement on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression in Eastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and former Soviet Union countries.