EQ: How can the theater arts be a tool for racial and social justice?
Guest: Sara Freeman, UPS Theatre Department
In this episode we chat about the etymology of dramaturgy, discuss the power of theater as a medium to both reflect and influence society, and how every choice in theater is intentional (whether the director wanted it to be or not). We discuss the challenges of funding arts programs, finding young artists where they are, and how to intentionally elevate new voices.
Freeman’s Favorite Playwrights:
Timberlake Wertenbaker “Our Country’s Good”
Also referenced during the episode:
C. Rosalind Bell, Tacoma Playwright
Annie: the Best of Broadway on Spotify
Hope: bingeing short little shows on Netflix
Sara:Hostess cupcakes; Belinda Carlisle
Do Your Fudging Homework:
Annie: the Kennedy Center has a variety of resources on arts integration under a program called Arts Edge
Hope: Support local theater
Sara: Read August Wilson’s “Century Cycle” and go support local theater by watching “Mojada” at Tacoma Arts Live. Directed by Maria Tania Barreca, a new professor at UWT