Project on Tyranny: A Playwrights' Panel Event
Featuring Franky D. Gonzalez, C.A. Johnson, Rajiv Joseph, Tim J. Lord, Mona Mansour, and Liza Jessie Peterson
The Project on Tyranny is a pilot program at The Lark that puts artists in direct conversation with audiences and community members to discuss the leading issues of our day. As part of this program, The Lark will hold a one-night only panel event, featuring six playwrights in the process of developing plays that address tyranny, abuses of power, and threats to our civil liberties. The evening will include excerpts from the new works, a discussion facilitated by playwright and Lark staffer Lloyd Suh, and a Q&A forum with the audience, all serving to illuminate the ways in which art and activism come to intersect. In these challenging times, join us for this evening of engaged discussion!
Panelists will be Franky D. Gonzalez (Even Flowers Bloom in Hell, Sometimes), C.A. Johnson (All the Natalie Portmans), Rajiv Joseph (Nativity), Tim J. Lord (On everylink a heart does dangle; or Owed), Mona Mansour (We Swim, We Talk, We Go to War), and Liza Jessie Peterson (Sistahgurls and the Squirrel).
Through the Project on Tyranny, we aim to honor the theater’s ancient and enduring role as a public forum for society to confront itself in the present tense, with artists imagining its future. It is our hope this event will be one of many that will serve to build greater bonds between writers and our broader community. We hope to see you there!
Open captioning will be provided at this event.