Facing Our Truth:  Ten Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege

Facing Our Truth: Ten Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege are the result of playwrights wrestling with the 2012 death of Trayvon Martin, the trial and eventual acquittal of George Zimmerman.

The discussion ranged from how well the playwrights and actors developed their craft to portray these complex issues, to personal reactions to certain plays, to how knowledge & empathy can start a chain reaction for the betterment of society.

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Announcing Policy at the Playhouse Partnership

Policy at the Playhouse began as an initiative at the USC Bedrosian Center with the idea that conversations about governance happen in many different forms and must be voiced by many different communities. Because the School of Dramatic Arts is steeped in the language and voices of artists in the field, this partnership will allow the program to grow and deepen within the USC community. The initiative will provide conversations about theatrical productions on and off campus, as well as create a new podcast of the same name to bring conversations about Angeleno theatre to off-campus audiences.

“Real Women” Has Something for Everyone

The Bedrosian Center’s Policy at the Playhouse initiative was formed last spring to highlight and encourage conversations about governance within the dramatic and artistic outlets in the community. On September 29, the Center traveled to the Pasadena Playhouse to lead a discussion about community, the immigrant experience, and women in the workplace following a production of Real Women…

Policy at the Playhouse: REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES

Policy at the Playhouse, recognizes that conversations about governance take place in many different fora and are voiced by many different communities. The Bedrosian Center is teaming up with the Pasadena Playhouse to lead an audience discussion after a performance of Real Women Have Curves, a stage play written by LA playwright Josefina Lopez.  The play, set…

Policy visits the Playhouse again

Last year the Bedrosian Center started a new initiative called Policy at the Playhouse as a way to discuss and explore public policy and governance through the lens of art and culture.  Artists have often called out and wrestled with politics, leadership and pressing social issues in ways that have as much impact as policy…

Policy at the Playhouse

January 27, 2015 A new initiative, Policy at the Playhouse, at Bedrosian Center recognizes that conversations about governance take place in many different fora and are voiced by many different communities. We said an enthusiastic “Yes!” to the opportunity to lead a post-show discussion at the historic Pasadena Playhouse after a performance of The Whipping Man, a play…