May 8, 11, 18, 30 & June 1
Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international bestseller This Changes Everything, this year’s Foundry Dialogues will feature an international group of celebrated thinkers, activists, journalists, policy-makers and artists with whom we will explore ways to make our world last longer. Four dialogues will look at the impact of climate change on the body, the community, the country and the planet; and the innovative ways people are building resilience and sustainability amidst this otherwise doomsday situation.
“The thing about a crisis this big, this all-encompassing, is that it changes everything. It changes what we can do, what we can hope for, what we can demand from ourselves and our leaders. It means there is a whole lot of stuff that we have been told is inevitable that simply cannot stand. And it means that a whole lot of stuff we have been told is impossible has to start happening right away.”
Naomi Klein, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
March 11 - May 2
TIME OUT & NY TIMES CRITICS’ PICK!
“bursts with a boundless desire to explore the expanses of the globe and befriend the singular characters who inhabit it.” – TIME OUT
Composer/performer Gideon Irving is a 21st century troubadour. He has performed in over 300 homes staying with his hosts along the way, and building his tours through connections made for him by audience members who recommend friends and places for him to play next. His songs and stories grow out of this experience– of the remarkable diversity of people he has met and the irreplaceable intimacy of live performance. With dozens of instruments, haunting and hilarious tales of his travels, and an unforgettable singing voice, Gideon’s musical home shows remind us of what is timeless about sharing time together.
Good Food, Good Art, Good Politics, and Good Times
This annual community feast brings together 100 artists, farmers, activists, and friends to break bread and perform 10 short plays commissioned for the occasion. t’s a Thanksgiving celebration of what we all make – together.
by Marcus Gardley
Award-winning playwright Marcus Gardley takes aim at US policing and imprisonment in this hilarious satire written for 5 men who perform a host of characters across generations of captivity and freedom dreams.
Four events examining our criminal justice system, towards building new and authentic safety for us all. Join us to discuss the “new Jim Crow” of mass incarceration, the policing of gender, transformative justice practice and how social justice movements get built.
The Foundry Theatre aspires to assemble a community of artists with revolutionary ideas for the theatre and the world in which it is situated.
We commission, develop, premiere, and tour theatrical works that explore the (im)possibilities of theatre and we believe our body of work makes passionate argument for its limitless potential. In addition, The Foundry hosts ongoing dialogue series and community collaborations that bring artists together with stakeholders from other communities to unpack issues and ideas of contemporary social and political resonance. Now in our nineteenth year, The Foundry Theatre is an ongoing performance of ideas, created by rigorous theatrical works, public dialogues and community engagement that invites as many people as possible to consider what it means to be citizens of a world that we ourselves create. There is tremendous vitality in the assembly of individuals who have committed their lives to the theatre, not in service of a ‘career’ but out of a hunger to participate in creating a broader vision – to be part of a progressive community whose ideas, art and actions might address and challenge what is unacceptable in the status quo. Many who believe in the potency of theatre dare to hope their work will support and invigorate other individuals and communities to do the same. The Foundry is committed to reinvestigating that ideal and staking out a new relevancy for theatre and the artists who make it within the fabric of our society.