Open to Public
Theater of War Productions: Live from the Greene Space "The Revolving Door”
Please RSVP through the link provided. The event Zoom link will be distributed via email, and available to registered attendees starting 2 days prior to the event.
Mon, Jul 31.2023
Theater of War Productions: Live from the Greene Space is a groundbreaking new series that presents acclaimed actors performing live dramatic readings of long-form journalism for curated studio audiences at The Greene Space and global audiences on Zoom as a catalyst for authentic, community-driven dialogue about some of the most pressing issues of our time. Much like The Greene Space, the series will adopt a street-level focus and present a mix of pieces, both hot off the press and archived from the distant past, to create the conditions for dynamic conversations that surface the voices and insights of individuals and communities that are closest in proximity to the news.
The series will launch on July 31 with an article from the May 22, 2023 issue of The New Yorker entitled “The System That Failed Jordan Neely" by Adam Iscoe to frame a powerful, guided conversation about New York City’s revolving-door approach to mental health and homelessness. The event will begin with a dramatic reading of the article and culminate in a powerful audience discussion, grounded by the immediate responses of community members whose lives have been touched by the issues at the center of the story, including paramedics, psychiatric nurses, case workers, law enforcement, transit workers, the unhoused, those who serve them, and concerned citizens.
Featuring performances by Jesse Eisenberg (Fleishman is in Trouble, Zombieland, The Social Network), Daphne Rubin-Vega (In the Heights, Rent, Sex and the City), Chad Coleman (The Wire, The Walking Dead, The Orville) and David Strathairn (Nomadland, The Bourne Ultimatum, Good Night, and Good Luck.).
Co-presented by Theater of War Productions and The Greene Space, with special thanks to The New Yorker for granting permission.
"The Revolving Door" will take place on Zoom Webinar and can be accessed on personal devices. The event Zoom link will be distributed via email and available to registered attendees starting two days prior to the event. A limited number of seats will be available at The Greene Space for the general public. To register to attend in-person, please visit this link.
This event will be captioned in English.
All of Theater of War Productions' events follow the same format:
- The performers will read the text.
- Community panelists will kick off the discussion with their gut responses to what resonated with them across time.
- We will open the discussion to the audience, facilitated by Bryan Doerries and Dominic Dupont. During the discussion, please raise your hand using the button at the bottom center of the screen. If called upon, please accept the invitation to be promoted to speak and you will be visible and heard by the entire audience for the duration of your comments. If you would prefer not to be seen, please disable your video.
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