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Culture, Stage Political Puppets

Political Puppets

Lunatique Fantastique's Executive Order 9066 is an unusual kind of concentration camp play. There are no verbatim testimonies from real-life prisoners to give the work a veneer of journalistic vérité; no graphic scenes of guard brutality to make viewers run…
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Culture, Stage

Slow Falling Bird

From Victoria Brittain and Gillian Slovo's Guantánamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom to Yussef El Guindi's Back of the Throat, the treatment of Middle Eastern detainees and refugees following the 9/11 fallout has been a favorite theme on Bay Area…
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Culture, Stage Play as Weapon

Play as Weapon

In 1992, legendary Brazilian theater director, writer, and teacher Augusto Boal was elected to legislative office. Boal isn't the first or only stage artist to assume a position of political power in modern history: The playwright Václav Havel became president…
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