Hi Everyone –
I am back in New York City, feeling energized and refreshed, after my month-long residency at the Blue Mountain Center in the gorgeous Adirondack Mountains. I took full advantage of an entire month of serenity and wide open space and have started a new play which deals with themes of national borders, identity and cultural repression, and family history in modern-day Iran. I will keep you up to date as it unfolds and develops.
Here are some things I am working on during the month of October. I hope to see you around!
I wrote a short piece for the World Policy Journal about transforming the Western artistic canon. Find it under, “The Big Question: Is There a Global Canon?” I’d love to know what you think about it. The magazine can be found at bookstores and well stocked newsstands.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
RISE Social Work Conference
I will facilitate an introductory workshop in Image Theater with fellow TOPLAB facilitator, Ellen Baxt.
I will share photos and video from Kabul and talk about the role of artists in fostering civic engagement in a conflict zone. I’ll also give you a chance to video tape a friendly word of support which I will translate and send to Afghanistan!