Boston’s Company One Theater: The Power Of Arts In Social Change


Hear from nationally recognized generative artists and thought leaders convened for this Boston Public Library Lowell Lecture by Boston’s Company One Theatre. The panel examines the cultural and political crises of the past fifteen pandemic months through the lens of the arts, broadly defined, and consider actions both large and small that may pave a path toward communal healing.

Moderated by Company One’s Director of New Work Ilana Brownstein, the roundtable participants include San Francisco’s Director of Cultural Affairs, Ralph Remington; St Louis Rep’s Artistic Director, Hana S. Sharif; MacArthur-winning playwright Luis Alfaro; and journalist Diep Tran.

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A major development of the past 15 months has been the emergence and impact of We See You White American Theatre (WSYWAT) — a movement; a manifesto; a set of demands to white arts institutions/practitioners.

Initial manifesto:
Tenets of the movement:
List of demands:

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