Harold Clurman Festival, with Perez, Goldberg and Dee, Begins Oct. 17

News   Harold Clurman Festival, with Perez, Goldberg and Dee, Begins Oct. 17
The Harold Clurman Festival, featuring appearances by Ruby Dee, Bill T. Jones, Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie Perez, gets underway Oct. 17.

The Stella Adler Studio presents the festival honoring Clurman's life work and social activism. In addition to symposiums and readings, the Clurman Festival, which continues through Oct. 27, will host a series of jazz and classical music concerts.

The Festival commences with the symposium "Art and Social Activism: Spotlight on Africa," which includes guests Ruby Dee, Adenike Thomas, Jimmie Briggs, Winter Miller, Melissa Fitzgerald and John Prendergast.

Among the festival's theatre presentations are Alvin Epstein, Elizabeth Parrish, Sam Schacht and Michael Howard in Samuel Beckett's All That Fall, and Don K. Williams new play, What Shall I Give My Children?, which will be directed by Tom Oppenheim.

A concert performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch — featuring Jason S. Little, Mark Fiffer, Kate Pazakis, Mary Ann McSweeney, Greg Utzig and Ray Marchica — is also on the bill.

Additional panels and discussions: "Wherever Green is Worn: Ecology and Antiwar," with Amiri Baraka, Forrest Gander, James Sherry, Marcella Durand, and Jonathan Skinner; and Leonard Lopate moderating a panel on educational justice featuring Herbert Kohl, Maxine Greene, William Ayers and Frances Lucerna. Tony Award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones joins Margie Gillis, Beth Konopka and Irene Dowd for "Movement: a Universal Language." The final symposium of the festival, "Art and Educational Justice," will include Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez, Phylicia Rashad and Anna Deavere Smith.

For tickets and scheduling, visit StellaAdler.com

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