CENTER THEATRE GROUP TO HOST TWO FREE COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS
FOR “ELLIOT, A SOLDIER’S FUGUE” AND “WATER BY THE SPOONFUL”
Community Conversation on February 9 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre
Will Discuss Coming Home From Combat
Community Conversation on February 21 at the Mark Taper Forum
Will Explore How Technology Creates Community
Center Theatre Group will host two Community Conversations inspired by Quiara Alegría Hudes’ plays “Elliot, a Soldier’s Fugue” and “Water by the Spoonful.” Community Conversations are a series of panel discussions that are free and open to the public and feature local thought leaders in dialogue about the context, issues and ideas finding voice on Center Theatre Group stages.
The first Community Conversation relates to “Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue” and is titled Coming Home From Combat. It will be held on Friday, February 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and will discuss how veterans talk about their experiences in combat and how they relate to others after returning from war. The discussion will also examine the feeling of isolation that many veterans grapple with after experiencing war and the individuals and institutions in Los Angeles and beyond that are available to support those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. This event will take place at the Kirk Douglas Theatre at 9820 Washington Blvd. Panelists to be announced at a later date.
The second Community Conversation relates to “Water by the Spoonful” and is titled Does Technology Create Community? It will take place on Wednesday, February 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and will discuss how technology seemingly provides endless opportunities to connect people to one another, whether it be for love, friendship or support. The event will also examine how online communities are affecting real-life communities and the problems that arise when so much human interaction takes place behind a screen. This event will take place at The Music Center Annex building, 601 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, in Rehearsal Room A. Panelists to be announced at a later date.