Friday, October 25, 2013

Rich man, poor artist: Nobelist Stiglitz on income inequality and the arts

The Public Theater's PUBLIC FORUM

Monday, December 9 at 7pm

Featuring Nobel Prize-winning Economist Joseph Stiglitz on income inequality and what the artistic community can do about it

Followed by a conversation between Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC, Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, and Public Works Director Lear deBessonet
The new Public Forum Solo series is designed to bring great artists and theater audiences into contact with America’s most vital thinkers. In this event, Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University gives a talk about the most pressing issue of our time, and some of New York’s most socially engaged artists respond to his ideas about what the creative community can do to help.
Tickets for this event go on sale on October 31. For tickets and information about other current Public Forum events, click here.

Joe's Pub at The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street (just below Astor Place), Manhattan

PUBLIC FORUM presents the theater of ideas. Curated by Jeremy McCarter, this series of conversations and performances features leading voices in politics, media, and the arts. Alec Baldwin, Anne Hathaway, Cynthia Nixon, Sam Waterston, and former NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman have hosted its programs, which have featured the insights of Kurt Andersen, David Brooks, David Byrne, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Tony Kushner, Rachel Maddow, Wynton Marsalis, Francine Prose, Salman Rushdie, David Simon, Anna Deavere Smith, Stephen Sondheim, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, the culture writers of New York Magazine, and young veterans of the war in Afghanistan - plus performances by Christine Baranski, Matt Damon, Holly Hunter, Wendell Pierce, and Vanessa Redgrave, among others. Current Forum programs include Public Forum Drama Club, Public Forum Duets, Public Forum Solos, and the Public Forum Podcast.

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