Local Creators Weigh In at the City Club on How Art Addresses Social Issues

Scene from Cleveland Public Theatre’s “American Dreams”

Fri 2/16 @ noon-1:30PM

If nothing else good has come of Trump’s election, we’ve seen a surge of politically and socially engaged art that tackles the injustices in American society.

Some artists have been dealing with such issues all along however. Cleveland Public Theatre has long been a leader in mounting productions that make us think about the oppressed and marginalized. Donald Black Jr. has translated his portraits of ordinary individuals into striking public murals.

Black will join Leila Buck, author of CPT’s current production American Dreams; Michael Rohd, creator of CPT’s recent How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes; and Tamilla Woodard of Popup Theatrics in a discussion titled “Art Weighs In” at the City Club of Cleveland to address how different artistic disciplines craft their messages about today’s world. Jennifer Coleman, Senior Program Officer for the Arts at the Gund Foundation, moderates.

Tickets are $35 which includes lunch. Make a reservation here.


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