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Continuing Impact of the Fall of the Iron Curtain

Posted on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 by CommunityEngagement.
David Edgar playwright

Playwright/journalist David Edgar will deliver the talk “Continuing Impact of the Fall of the Iron Curtain on Eastern Europe and the World” Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 at 3:30–5 p.m. in Stone Building, Room 186.

David Edgar is a British playwright and journalist with over 60 published and performed plays on stage, radio, television and film. His current play, “Iron Curtain Trilogy,” marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and subsequent collapse of the Soviet Union. This series of three productions, performed by Burning Coal Theatre in Raleigh, covers themes from political drama around art, refugees and history, to the quest for freedom in the fall of Communist governments in the former Soviet bloc. His works incorporate diverse languages across characters and present how the power of ambiguity may make or break a peace process. At UNCG, Edgar will discuss the role of theater in promoting dialogue around the issues of peace, violence, and the language of conflict.

Join the UNCG Department of Peace and Conflict Studies for this discussion about art, peace and conflict and how lessons from past conflict can be applied in today’s world.

 

Reposted fromUNCG Campus Weekly