Public Forum Event to Feature Frank Rich, Scott Z. Burns and Steven Soderbergh
28 Mar 2014
Journalist Frank Rich will join playwright Scott Z. Burns and Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh to discuss the new play The Library, which is now in performances Off-Broadway at the Public Theater.
Presented as part of the Public Forum discussion series, "How We Tell Stories - And Why," will take place April 21 at 8 PM. The evening centers around The Library, Burns' new drama about violence in America and how the media shapes the narratives in the aftermath of these tragedies.
The evening, according to the Public, "will feature Frank Rich sharing his insights on the ways that artists and journalists alike shape narratives, then joining writer Scott Z. Burns and director Steven Soderbergh for a conversation about the sometimes dangerous power of stories." Public Forum director Jeremy McCarter will host the 90-minute evening.
"Few people in public life have studied narratives—the ways that artists, journalists, and entire communities tell stories—with greater insight than Frank Rich," McCarter said in a statement. "I am thrilled to have him join Scott Burns and Steven Soderbergh for a conversation about why Americans are so eager to tell each other tales, and to believe them."