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Playing The Activist An Evening With Erik Ehn

Playwright Erik Ehn, chair of Playwriting at Brown University and former dean of the School of Theater at California Institute of the Arts, speaks on Playwriting and Activism, on April 6 at 6:00 p.m., in Wollman Auditorium, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor. This talk is part of the ongoing series Art Work, now in its third year, which brings innovative artists to Eugene Lang College to speak about the artistic process.

For more than two decades, Ehn’s plays have been performed in theaters throughout the United States. They include Seal Skin, The Sound and the Fury, and Capella Hardcore. This month Ehn hosted the Arts in the One World conference, which he created in conjunction with the Interdisciplinary Genocide Study Center in Rwanda.

Previous Art Work guests have included Richard Foreman, Marianne Weems, Charles Mee, Paul Kaiser, Pavol Lesko, and Kelly Copper. Art Work is dedicated to bringing exciting, cutting-edge artists working in performance and new media to Lang. The series is curated by Professor Bonnie Marranca of Eugene Lang College.

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