|The Public Theater invites you and a guest to celebrate Carol Rocamora‘s new book CRISIS: The Theatre Responds. Thursday, October 5 at 5:30PM – 7PM. Discussion & Reception The Levin Mezzanine at The Public Theater – 425 Lafayette Street New York, NY.
In her new book, Dr. Carol Rocamora (pictured) explores the courageous playwrights of the world who used the stage as a platform to address crises of the 20th and 21st centuries. The book highlights the Public Theater’s support of the century’s most courageous playwrights including Václav Havel, Anna Deavere Smith, Caryl Churchill, Tim Robbins, David Hare, George Brant, Tony Kushner, Suzan-Lori Parks, Jordan E. Cooper, David Henry Hwang, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Richard Nelson, Jessica Blank, and Erik Jensen. Belarus Free Theatre’s use of performing art to respond to a brutal dictatorship in their homeland features in Carol’s book along with the Public Theater’s support of this fearless theatre company. Founding Artistic Director Natalia Kaliada will be attending our event on October 5 to discuss her work and challenges.
Dr. Carol Rocamora is a New York-based author and educator with a rich and extensive background in the theatre. She is a respected translator, playwright, biographer, and critic. She has been an on-going contributing theater critic at TheaterPizzazz.com for almost 15 years.
Carol Rocamora’s New Book CRISIS: The Theatre Responds
Sandi Durell is Publisher/Editor of www.theaterpizzazz.com/
and has been writing, reviewing, producing, having a voice in the theater, cabaret and entertainment communities for over 25+ years. She is a Voting Member of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards; member of the American Theatre Critics Association.
Sandi is a producer of Broadway & Hollywood Live! Revues (www.ShaRellProductions.com); has produced numerous Songwriter Events for the American Popular Song Society (APSS – formerly New York Sheet Music Society on which she is a Board member); the benefit CD “Our Heart Sings;” is a producer on the Award winning film “Broadway the Golden Age” (with Rick McKay) and has produced a variety of entertainment events for most of her career.
She is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU – Advisory Board),100+ year old Dutch Treat Club, The Lambs; an occasional theater “angel” and has had a career as a vocalist-performer.
Her column can also be found at www.theaterlife.com