04/12-14/18 – Radical Fictions: Transformational Art in an Era of Alternative Truth

The Institute for Theatre and Social Change at the USC School of Dramatic Arts, in partnership with Roski School of Art and Design and the California African American Museum, is hosting its first annual conference at USC from April 12 – 14, 2018, on the theme Radical Fictions: Transformational Art in an Era of Alternative Truth. World-renowned scholars, artists, and activists are invited to share performances, presentations, exhibits, workshops, and panels dedicated to exploring expressive and interactive art as a tool of social change, particularly challenged in recent history to cut through the miasma of fake news and distorted messaging from dominant organizations such as government, news, and social media outlets.

Augusto Boal’s paradigm-shifting global body of work known as Theatre of the Oppressed provides an ethical framework for shaping this social, political, and therapeutic dialogue about the usefulness of art as, in his words, “a rehearsal for the revolution”.

April 12-14, 2018
Locations: USC University Park Campus, California African American Museum and Ebony Repertory Theatre in the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center
Admission is free. 
Learn more and RSVP: https://sites.usc.edu/itsc2018/