A Pound of Flesh Panel Discussion December 6th & 13th
Elements Theatre Company presents the 2015 “Arts in Conversation” series, an annual program launched in 2013 that brings together leaders in the arts, education, religion, media and social outreach to create public dialogue on the power of the arts to humanize our culture.
As a theatre company, our core mission is to educate and illuminate through the honest exploration of classical and classically-rooted modern theatre. We believe that theatre provides a mirror for ourselves and our society, creating a possibility for meaningful exchange over ideas that matter most deeply. In our experience, reconciliation and transformation are only possible when we clearly see and name the issues that divide us.
Distinguished guest panelists along with the Artistic Director of Elements, who plays Shylock, consider the reasons we create an "other" in society. How are we responsible for the climate that divides and distinguishes someone as "other"
What if we are the "other?"
Can we live with tension in our relationships, accepting differing philosophies and even disagreeing, while still respecting human life and liberty? What are the qualities of mercy that might turn the tide of violence, in our culture and in our relationships?
“I salute Elements Theatre Company for daring to have an exciting and a very important debate about such topics which are very much prevalent, even today. I was enthralled and enlightened by the whole event.” Hi! Drama (New York)
Moderator: Jeff Robbins -Former United States Delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Switzerland