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New shows and special events have now been announced for the 2016 season.
$20 regular, $15 subscriber/ticket holder, $7 student
Spend your morning exploring the impact and relevancy of George Orwell’s 1984 and the artistry of Headlong’s adaptation. This 3-hour event will give audiences and artists an opportunity to look at the play alongside artists, scholars, and experts.
Ministry of Truth: Orwell’s 1984 is frequently used as an anxiety-filled example of the worst kind of government surveillance. Every year articles hit our newspapers telling us that 1984 is here. Do we live in an overly surveilled society or do new cyber threats necessitate a different type of watching? Featuring Joel Brenner, former Senior Council at the National Security Administration and author of Glass Houses: Privacy, Secrecy, and Cyber Insecurity in a Transparent World and Shane Harris, journalist and author of The Watchers: The Rise of America’s Surveillance State. Moderated by STC Training Programs Manager Brent Stansell.
Ministry of Peace: At the center of the ideology of Oceana in 1984’s is the phrase: “Who controls the past, controls the future.” Do the books that spark our imagination become that link that bridges the past and future? This panel will discuss Orwell and his influence on literature and society. Featuring Georgetown University Scholar in Residence in English and Comparative Literature Andrew N. Rubin, and Catherine Gees, co-director of DC Public Library’s 2015 Orwellian America series. Moderated by Drew Lichtenberg, STC’s Literary Manager.
Ministry of Love: Adapting a well-known book for the stage is a challenge and recently artists have approached those challenges with a toolbox of non-traditional methods. Learn how Headlong gets the audience inside Winston Smith’s mind and explore how other artists approach transforming text to performance. Featuring 1984 Assistant Director Daniel Raggett and Derek Goldman, Co-Founder of Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics. Moderated by theatre artist and educator Rachel Hynes.
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610 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
450 7th Street NW
Monday-Sunday: Noon-6 p.m
(Box office window open until curtain time)
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