La MaMa Blogs: The AЯTS: should we continue to advocate for the arts and cultural exchange?

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The AЯTS: should we continue to advocate for the arts and cultural exchange?

Photo from the Asian Cultural Council

The Asian Cultural Council highlights writer and director Kevin Doyle on their blog this month with an excerpt from his remarks at their 2017 ACC Forum: Making the Case for Cultural Exchange. This appearance included a performance by SPONSORED BY NOBODY from The AЯTS -- a show opening next month at La MaMa!
"Kevin Doyle is a writer and director whose works in film and theater bridge both artistic disciplines and cultural divides. 
In 2016, Kevin received a two-month ACC Fellowship to Bangladesh to research the garment industry and the experience of women who survived the 2012 Tazreen Fashions Factory fire. Drawing comparisons between the Tazreen fire and the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, Kevin is in the process of creating an interdisciplinary theater-film in collaboration with the fire’s survivors. 
Recognizing Kevin as a dedicated advocate for the arts and cultural exchange, ACC invited him to serve as a panelist at the 2017 ACC Forum: Making the Case for Cultural Exchange, and his theater company Sponsored By Nobody to perform scenes from THE AЯTS. The performance investigates the origins of the National Endowment for the Arts in relation to the current state of public arts funding in America. An incredibly timely subject, THE AЯTS will premiere its world debut at La MaMa E.T.C. (Multiple Grants, 1977-2011) from September 13 – 30, 2018. 
Kevin Doyle continues to play an integral role in advancing dialogue around the necessity of art and arts funding. In the spirit of continuing this dialogue, we’d like to share an excerpt of Kevin’s remarks from the ACC Forum."

Click here to read Kevin's remarks!

La MaMa presents


Sponsored By Nobody 
Written & Directed by Kevin Doyle 
Co-Directed by Mike Carlsen

September 13th - September 30th, 2018
$25 Adult Tickets; $20 Students/Seniors; $10 Tickets

Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 E 4th Street; 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003
For tickets and more information: CLICK HERE

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