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Radical Fictions Conference


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This is the inaugural conference of the new Institute for Theatre & Social Change at USC School of Dramatic Arts. Co-sponsored by Roski School of Art and Design and the California African American Museum, the event focuses on how oppressive false narratives adversely affect communities of color and others at the margins of power. How can art become a Radical Fiction to push back against false media and a duplicitous leadership? Keynote evening of dialogue, two evenings of performances including a Theatre of the Oppressed piece, An Octoroon, and Bryonn Bain's Lyrics from Lockdown, and a plenary dialogue with Richard Montoya (Culture Clash) and artist and activist Suzanne Lacy. Also a day of breakout sessions, workshops, and film screenings. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.