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Connections: Lessons from "Blues for Mister Charlie"

A powerful play at the Multi-Use Community Cultural Center is generating conversations about race. “Blues for Mister Charlie” is an award-winning work...
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Fri, 02/14/2020 - 9:26am
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Connections: Discussing the JCC play, "Division Street"

A new play on stage at the JCC CenterStage is generating conversations about race in America. “Division Street” is the latest project by playwright...
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Thu, 11/07/2019 - 9:18am
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Connections: How "intimacy choreography" is changing performances on stage and on screen

How have intimate scenes on stage, on television, and in film changed in the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp? "Intimacy choreography" is on the rise. The...
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Tue, 05/07/2019 - 10:22am
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Connections: Previewing NTID's production of "Fences"

We preview a historic production of the August Wilson play, “Fences,” in Rochester. Members of the cast and crew of NTID’s production join us to discuss...
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Fri, 04/12/2019 - 7:27am
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Connections: Discussing sexual health and the new play, "Becoming Dr. Ruth," at the JCC

A new play at the JCC CenterStage Theatre explores the life and work of Dr. Ruth Westheimer. The radio and television sex therapist has helped change...
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Fri, 10/05/2018 - 10:40am
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Connections: 11th annual Sankofa Theatre Festival

11 th annual Sankofa Theatre Festival celebrates the bicentennial observance of Frederick Douglass’ birthday. We discuss an upcoming play based on his...
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Tue, 08/21/2018 - 11:44am
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Connections: Debating the standing ovation

When's the last time you gave someone a standing ovation? We have a little debate over when to stand, and when to stay seated. The critics say that we...
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Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:48am
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Connections: Reexamining "The Taming of the Shrew" in the era of #MeToo

Throughout its history, Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew has been analyzed in different ways. Is the play misogynistic? Satirical? Empowering...
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Mon, 04/02/2018 - 10:40am
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Connections: How the arts can address political issues

A new play at Geva Theatre tackles war, immigration, the refugee experience, and the gray area between right and wrong. “Heartland” is the story of an...
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Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:18pm
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Connections: Abuses suffered by women in film and theater

Why are women occasionally abused on movie sets, ostensibly for the sake of genuine art? The question was raised this past weekend, when Uma Thurman...
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Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:32am
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