ART Extends Boundaries of Theater, Take on Politics and Social Justice

Goal 3 & Goal 4

What is it?

For the past few years the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) has committed itself to engaging with difficult topics in its performances and productions. Some previous shows, starting from the 2016/2017 season, include “Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education”, “Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women”, “HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True”, “Barber Shop Chronicles”, “Endlings”, and most recently, “We Live in Cairo.”

What goal(s) does it connect to?  

Goal 4: Inclusive Values, Symbols, and Spaces

  • Goal 4.1: Community

Goal 3: Union of Academic Freedom and a Culture of Mutual Respect and Concern

  • Goal 3.3 Time and Space for Difficult Conversations

Why is it important?

Historically, the theater is a space that has been dominated by males; using the theater as a place to foster difficult conversations and transmit important messages to a large reach of people is a sign that the A.R.T. values a diverse community and represents a theater inclusive of all voices and identities.

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