Art, Community, Ecology, and Health: Todd London
Todd London titles his talk/workshop "Let Me Sit with You a While, or The Challenge of Theater is the Challenge of the World." What brings us together? What keeps us apart? Theater is one of humanity's most enduring ways of exploring both conflict and communion in society. More, it's a way of modeling society itself: how do we make a world that supports individual freedom/distinction and collective welfare? We'll explore together these tensions - or are they complementary strengths? - of the art form, and of the collaborative process of making plays.
The event is a part of the School of Performing Arts' Colloquium Series, "Art, Community, Ecology, and Health," a series of talks/workshops by nationally recognized artists and thought leaders on the power and practice of art and culture as essential elements of healthy communities. These public presentations are meant to lead to open dialogue on the practical values of art as a core element for building strong communities.