The RavenCast webinar is weekly interview series about topics that matter. It is free and open to the public. Click here this Thursday at 12:00 CT to join me and playwright Christopher Shinn discuss the power of theatre to reveal the truth about being human. Click here to view past RavenCast interviews!
Don’t let all the talk about living in a “post-truth” world mislead you. There is still truth to be told about our world, especially about human relationships. The good news is that we can know the truth. Fortunately, theatre helps unmasks the lies and reveal the truth about our relationships.
Playwright Christopher Shinn reveals that truth in his plays. Chris is an award-winning author and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 2008. He teaches at the New School in New York City.I’ll be talking with Chris about his plays and human nature this Thursday at 12:00 CT. Click here to join the live conversation with your comments and questions!
Chris recently delivered a lecture titled, “René Girard and Theatre.” Girard explained an important truth about being human – we are fundamentally mimetic, or imitative, on the level of desire. Our mimetic nature can lead us to love, but it can also lead us to hatred and intense conflicts. Girard discovered this truth reading great literature, including the plays of Shakespeare.
So, join me with your comments and questions as we talk with Chris about the power of theatre to reveal the truth about ourselves and our relationships!
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