Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Can Theater Improve Public Health?

Can theatre and the arts raise awareness about public health issues? On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about how artists are bringing social activism to the stage to break down barriers and challenge stereotypes. Bay Area artist Rhodessa Jones' latest project, "Dancing With the Clown of Love," aims to do just that. She collaborated with the Women's HIV Program at UCSF, and with women who say "HIV is living with me." How can art and social activism lead to more awareness? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Erik Ehn, head of playwriting at Brown University. He produces the Arts in the One World conference yearly, which engages themes of art and social change. Ehn is also the co-founder of the highly significant Regional Alternative Theatre movement (RAT).

Rhodessa Jones, co-artistic director of the San Francisco acclaimed performance company Cultural Odyssey.

Click to Listen: Can Theater Improve Public Health?