April 8, 2017: “Story in the Public Square”
As long as there has been live theater, artists have grappled with the public issues of their day. From the ancient Greeks to today, theater has had the power to provoke, inspire, and challenge authorities and orthodoxies. This week, playwright-director Kevin Doyle and actor Sauda Jackson help us explore the power of theater. Kevin Doyle is the artistic director of the New York City-based international theater company, Sponsored by Nobody. … Read More
March 11, 2017: “Story in the Public Square”
NYT financial journalist Michael Corkery helps make sense of financial stories affecting Americans everywhere.
Story in the Public Square
Story in the Public Square is an ongoing initiative to examine the use of storytelling in public affairs. From Homer’s depiction of war to the contemporary storytelling of bloggers, journalists, and filmmakers, the power of storytelling to inform, persuade, scare, and inspire is a critical part of our public dialogue. Individuals learn from stories, they retain them better than cold-facts, and they repeat them – spreading the story and all … Read More