“What Federico García Lorca’s El Público (The Public/The Audience) Can Teach Us About Collective Liberation, Grassroots Organizing, and the Power of Art as a Tool of Social Change” with Logan Ridenour-Starnes
In this class we will briefly review key points and findings of Logan’s graduate thesis (The Social Performance of Identity: The Theatricality of Public Performances of Identity in Federico García Lorca’s El Público) pointing to vital information about community building, identity politics, and artistic expressions within the context of history and current movements.
This class works briefly through implicit bias through identifying held identities of participants (Logan will facilitate exercises and invite folks to share but no one will be required to explicitly and publicly identify during this class) before jumping into how to collaborate in a creative process by dismantling inequitable power structures and vulnerability dynamics present in a rehearsal room/production process/etc. Some examples that will be shared are how to do this through emergent strategies and the analysis of the performance of identity. Participants will be asked to analyze their intersectional privileges and how, what is currently known as, the United States (and many other entities) promote cultures of hierarchy and how art can be a tool for empowerment on a grassroots level for collective liberation.
Portland Area Theatre Alliance
Portland Area Theatre Alliance Mailbox
Portland Center Stage at The Armory
128 Northwest 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209