Theater and Policy Salon discusses Attainment, Fulfillment, and Resilience following January 30 performance of ‘Pipeline’ at Studio Theatre

Next Thursday, January 30, please join Theater and Policy Salon for a discussion on Attainment, Fulfillment, and Resilience at Studio Theatre following the 8 pm show of Pipeline. The panel discussion itself will start at 9:40 pm, and will be followed by an informal gathering with refreshments and a chance to talk further with panelists. The conversation will focus on policy and societal themes implicit in Studio Theatre’s production of Dominique Morisseau’s acclaimed play. The conversation will examine how young people of color, in particular, suffer from an academic system fixated on standout achievers.

Andrea Harris Smith as Nya and Justin Weaks as Omari in 'Pipeline.' Photo: C. Stanley Photography.
Andrea Harris Smith as Nya and Justin Weaks as Omari in ‘Pipeline.’ Photo: C. Stanley Photography.

Use discount code POLICY20 for 20% off for all performances up to and including January 30 at Studio.

The panel for the January 30 Theater and Policy Salon features:

Ceon Dubose 

Ceon Dubose is a youth advocate who has trained with Black Swan Academy for the past five years and is currently a high school senior at IDEA Public Charter School.

Eduardo Ferrer

Eduardo Ferrer is the Policy Director at the Juvenile Justice Initiative as well as a Visiting Professor of Law at the Juvenile Justice Clinic at Georgetown University Law School. He is the former Legal and Policy Director of the DC Lawyers for Youth.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph 

Marc Bamuthi Joseph is a playwright, director, scholar, and teaching artist who currently serves as Vice President and Artistic Director of Social Impact at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Pipeline highlights an educational paradigm in which young people of color, in particular, suffer from an academic system fixated on standout achievers: Young people can either escape their communities by amassing academic credentials or remain trapped on a path to poverty and prison. This Theater and Policy Salon will consider policies to support and nurture the aspirations of all young people in the community, not just superstars—especially building structures to catch kids when they fall. The dialogue will also look at changing the dominant narrative to embrace multiple paths toward fulfillment for young people – particularly describing paths to building stable, safe lives by staying in the community.

For more details, visit the Theater and Policy Salon website.

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