An evening of readings on the subject of witnessing, resisting and persisting. Seeking work from all genres including poetry, dramatic writing, fiction and non-fiction.
Presented by the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue, Founding Director Anna Deavere Smith.
Submissions due by 2PM on May 10, 2017
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BYSTANDERS IS A FREE EVENT AND IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
TICKETS MAY BE RESERVED BEGINNING FRIDAY, MAY 12TH AT 12PM.
Originally launched in 1997 at Harvard University as a series of summer symposiums, the IACD was among early experimental environments interested in the arts and civic engagement. During these summer convenings, the Institute produced artistic works from a variety of disciplines, each of them exploring a social issue. A percentage of the audience was “curated,” to discover whether the presence of an audience with an appetite for discussion of content (rather than form), might influence further development of the work. In 2001, the IACD relocated to New York, and it is currently housed at New York University, where it is active year-round, funded by a generous grant from the Provost’s office.
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