Playwrights in Conversation: Marvin Gonzalez De Leon - Will this Crisis Create Even More Inequity in the American Theatre?

Marvin Gonzalez De Leon
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 2:00pm

The American Theater mirrors America's inequality drawn on racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic lines.

Join Producing Artistic Director Jeremy B. Cohen and Playwrights' Center Core Writer Marvin Gonzalez de Leon in a discussion on the current state and future of theater in America. Will history repeat itself? Will theater become more inequitable in the fallout from this crisis, as it did during The 2007-2009 Great Recession? Will brilliant, young voices be silenced and their narratives lost as they forego education and art to support their and their family's needs? Or will we seize the opportunity in this pandemic to discuss and address income inequality in a more transparent way? Can we create new systems of support to ensure America will hear and benefit from these new, diverse incredible storytellers and theater-makers for years to come?

View the recording of the conversation here.