Past Event

Complex Issues: Sweat

March 11, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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501 Dodge Hall

On the occasion of its New York premiere, playwright, screenwriter, and School of the Arts Associate Professor Lynn Nottage discusses social complexities within Sweat—her play that the New York Times called "extraordinarily moving" and The Public Theater describes as "the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the line of a factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in the hard fight to stay afloat." Nottage is joined in conversation by fellow playwright and School of the Arts Associate Professor David Henry Hwang.


About Complex Issues

Complex Issues explores difference, visibility, and representation through recent work by faculty of Columbia University and Columbia University School of the Arts in particular. On a monthly basis, conversations invite challenging questions of racial, ethnic, gender, economic, sexual, religious and cultural complexity, and how they are articulated across discipline and genre today.