We all love a good theater performance. It can make us laugh, move us to tears and convey important messages about life and culture. But are theater and performance good strategies to affect social change? To advocate for a better society? Our guest thinks so. He’s a performer, writer and educator who uses serious play and theater to help change people’s minds and change society for the better.
News magazines have fallen on hard times. The big, photo-heavy publications such as Look and Life used to be part of the American landscape as they chronicled the important world events of the day. Our guest was a reporter and editor for one of these publications and talks about what it was like to work there, recalls some of the stories he covered and tells us why the magazines were pushed off the newsstands by modern technology and what we miss with their demise.