Session | Incentives and Manifestations: The American Theater as Monument

Event time: 
Monday, November 28, 2022 - 12:30am to 2:00am
Yale Schwarzman Center (SC), Commons See map
168 Grove St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

There are many monuments in American Theater Making:
The monument that is the structure of American Capitalism
The monument that is the American Theater Industrial Complex
The monument that is Shakespeare and his canon of plays.
The monument that is the play, Othello
The monument that is the character of Othello.
All of these monuments support one another and are foundational to the ways that we create and distribute theater today.
The foundation of American Theater is anti-many things and resists changes in many areas, particularly when it comes to questions of identity such as race and gender.
Join members of the Untitled Othello Project and Midnight Oil Collective to discuss the monuments listed above with the goal of interrogating and potentially posing solutions to dismantling. It is our hope that the recognition of what these structures represent is the first step toward manifesting something new.