Dr. Cynthia Schneider, former US Ambassador to the Netherlands, a Distinguished Professor at Georgetown University, and a strong supporter of Cultures in Harmony, is co-organizing a conference with Derek Goldman, Professor of Theatre and Performing Arts at Georgetown. They will explore the connections between theater and politics, and try to bridge the gap between global performance and international affairs and foreign policy.
The entire conference (June 14-16) will be broadcast on #NEWPLAY TV, an open source, live streaming project administered by HowlRound.com / Center for the Theater Commons. People can watch by visiting newplaytv.info or on a smartphone through the mobile site at http://mobile.livestream.com/newplay, and can follow and use hash tag #newplay on Twitter to participate in discussion about the convening. Follow and post about the conference on #GlobalPerformance. You can follow the conference live on Thursday, beginning at 1:00 PM.
Today Derek Goldman, Waleed Shamil (one of our five visiting Iraqi artists) and I had a great conversation on the Kojo Nnamdi show on WAMU/NPR; it previews many of the issues that will be raised in the conference. Please listen here, http://t.co/W2UskSAJ .
Additional information about the conference can be found at https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/performance-imagination-diplomacy/.