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Katy Rubin

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(Ed. Note: The following blog salon series will focus on how theatre artists are responding to Trayvon Martin’s death, the trial and verdict, and the subsequent cultural response to those events. This series grew out of a series of discussion between myself, our Diversity & Inclusion salon curator Jacqueline E. Lawton, The New Black Fest’s [...]

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(Katy Rubin, Global Connections: On the Road, NYCEDC and NYFA Video/Blog, April 20, 2012) Today I am the Artistic Director of a small but quickly growing nonprofit arts organization, Theatre of the Oppressed NYC. Two years ago I was an individual artist and freelancer, using Theatre of the Oppressed (which I learned in Brazil, working [...]

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Cardboard Citizens: the Geography of Homelessness and the Art of Outreach

by Katy Rubin December 22, 2011 Global Connections
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(Miguel, from the Street to Stage troupe which is a part of Cardboard Citizens) The second half of this Global Connections English odyssey has involved an immersion in London’s homeless theatre scene. I’m hanging with Cardboard Citizens, a 20-year-old nonprofit theatre organization presenting plays by and with homeless and displaced people. Now in the last [...]

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Minding the Gap, Part Two

by Katy Rubin December 15, 2011 Global Connections
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(Photo: Katy Rubin. Pictured: Amjad Saleem) I’ve been working on the TCG Global Connections grant in Bradford, Yorkshire, for eight days now, and some big new ideas have begun to emerge, inspired by Mind the Gap and the various other British artists with whom I’ve come in contact. One: Positivity. Mind the Gap has a grip [...]

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Minding the Gap, Part One

by Katy Rubin December 2, 2011 Global Connections
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(Photo: Katy Rubin. Pictured: Jonathan Lewis) This past weekend’s journey (November 18-20, 2011) was a strange one: the first leg took me from New York to London, two cities I’m familiar with, to greater or lesser degree, and which have much in common. But London was just a stop on the way: three trains (silent—the [...]

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