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    Thu, 21 Jan 2016
    blogThe Intersections Dance Collective is Making a...

    The Intersections Dance Collective (IDC) was formed in 2014 with four dancers of diverse performing backgrounds, two multi-skilled musicians, and an artistic director from France, with the goal of inspiring social change through movement and expression. Our performances would be unique in that audiences wouldn’t just sit and watch,... more...

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    Mon, 11 Jan 2016
    blogVoices Like Dr. King’s

    There is probably not a person on this earth who has not heard Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. Having learned about him in school from a young age, his words are familiar to me, and I have always held him in high regard for his role as a leader in the Civil Rights Movement, advocating for... more...

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    Tue, 8 Dec 2015
    blogChristmas Trees and Menorahs

    My younger son, Elijah, was baptized last Saturday, on his second birthday. If you are familiar with Catholic guilt, you might imagine relatives wondering, what took so long? Catholic children are often baptized within the first few months of life, and I waited two years. I had always intended to do it, but it was my wife, who is Jewish,... more...

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    Mon, 23 Nov 2015
    blogUniform Justice - What Does Our Youth Think?

    At the end of the performance, a familiar-looking boy tapped my shoulder as I was packing props into a suitcase. I would guess he was about nine years old. “This one was even better than the one at PCCC,” he said to me. I was trying so hard to remember where I knew him from that his statement didn’t register at first.... more...

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    Mon, 28 Sep 2015
    blogThe Future of Theatre for Social Change

    Two weeks ago I visited my alma mater, SUNY Geneseo, as one of three guest artists invited to provide workshops on what I call theatre for social change. I describe this as theatre that explicitly addresses social issues in a constructive way. In my experience it usually engages an audience through more than just the performance - ie... more...

  • blog
    Tue, 15 Sep 2015
    blogA Meeting to Spark Hope, Insight, and Action

    Twenty-six of us sat in a circle at the back of the Amistad Chapel in the United Church of Christ’s national offices in Cleveland. Our group consisted of current and retired police officers, clergy, arts administrators, and community activists. Many were eager to speak, but some were there just to listen, to get a better sense of... more...

  • blog
    Tue, 28 Jul 2015
    blogThe Uniform Justice Experience, From the Tour to...

    Can theatre uncover the surface of police-community conflict? Absolutely. Because writing a play is something like opting to write a letter instead of engaging in an emotionally charged argument with someone you’re in conflict with. The kind of argument where you worry that the words won’t come out right, if at all. If only... more...

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    Tue, 16 Jun 2015
    blogWhat is Uniform Justice Really About, Anyway? ...

    Have you seen the current poster for Uniform Justice? Or Visited the Uniform Justice Spring Tour page on the Intersections website? Or seen or heard any other press material? Maybe you just heard from a friend that there’s a new play out called Uniform Justice. That alone, I imagine, gives you a sense of what this play is about. If... more...

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