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Public Forum: CIVIC SALONS

Public Forum: CIVIC SALONS

Joe’s Pub
Sunday, February 10 at 7pm
Sunday, March 24 at 12pm
Saturday, April 20 at 12pm
Sunday, May 19 at 12pm


Free and open to all

In a climate of divisiveness and seclusion, Public Forum is opening its doors to invite audiences to join us every month for Civic Salons: a monthly gathering where we can come together in the spirit of community to nurture our minds and our bodies. Each month will feature a different theme and different participants who will bring readings, songs, and a keynote address— all chosen in the hopes of inspiring civic engagement and social change.

Public Forum: POWER

Public Forum: POWER

Joe's Pub
Sunday, February 24 at 7pm

Featuring Patrisse Cullors, Angela Davis, and Yara Shahidi

When another Black life is lost to police brutality, the media often focuses on death and hashtags. But what about the stories of those who survived? Artist and activist Patrisse Cullors (co-founder of Black Lives Matter) had this in mind when she created POWER: From the Mouths of the Occupied in 2015. A documentary performance piece, POWER focuses on the unseen and unheard experiences of those in the Black community facing criminalization and state violence on an every day basis. Join Public Forum as we frame excerpts from POWER with a conversation between Cullors, legendary activist Angela Davis, and actor/youth organizer Yara Shahidi ("grown-ish").

Public Forum: POWER
About Public Forum

About Public Forum

The Public Theater’s PUBLIC FORUM is a space where art, ideas, and action collide. Public Forum creates exciting opportunities for communities to engage deeply with current events, original thinkers, and the most pressing questions of our time. We energize civic responsibility by inviting people from all backgrounds to share, converse, and connect.

Public Forum hosts one-night-only events, special performances, post-show discussions, and town hall conversations, as well as programming curated with the Public Shakespeare Initiative.

Additional Public Forum programming includes Artist Talkbacks, Audience Conversations, Speaker Series panels, and the online resource Digiturgy. In Artist Talkbacks, members of the cast and creative team will take questions from the audience about the show and their process following selected performances during the season. Speaker Series presents 20-to-30-minute panel discussions after the performance with experts discussing a topic from the show and Audience Conversations feature a member of The Public’s artistic staff leading the audience in a conversation with each other about the show and its themes and ideas.


The Speaker Series for WHITE NOISE is on Friday, March 15 and for AIN'T NO MO' is on Thursday, March 21.

Digiturgy

Digiturgy

Public Forum brings the larger conversations of The Public’s stages online as well with Digiturgy, an online resource exploring the themes and ideas of The Public’s plays via byte-sized digital content— photos, links, songs, videos, GIFs, and more—pulled together to make a collage of information and experiences that extends beyond the edge of the stage.

Engage with Digiturgy

Digiturgy