Type: Public event

Special Screening of State of Emergency @ Rackham Amphitheater (4th Floor)

Date & time

Feb 23, 2013, 7:00-9:00 pm EST


Special screening of State of Emergency, a new documentary play inspired by Michigan's controversial Emergency Manager Law. On Saturday, February 23 at 7:00 pm, we will live-stream the performance (taking place in Flint) in Rackham's 4th floor amphitheatre. Viewers can tweet questions and comments for the post-show dialogue.

WHAT: A live-streaming of State of Emergency
WHEN: Saturday, February 23 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
WHERE: 4th floor Amphitheater, Rackham Graduate School
COST: Free!

This verbatim theater-style production draws its script from found material and interviews with public officials and residents of the City of Flint, where an emergency manager was appointed in 2011. It is the first play presented by Shop Floor Theatre Company, which Kendrick Jones and former Arts of Citizenship fellow Andrew Morton co-founded. The co-founders explain, "the aim of the project is to encourage the community to engage in a larger dialogue about the various issues that led to the appointment of an Emergency Manager and explore multiple perspectives on this controversial issue." Please join us for this vital conversation.

This event has been organized by Arts of Citizenship and the U-M Detroit School of Urban Studies, with co-sponsorship from the Urban and Regional Planning Program, the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) at the Ford School, the Residential College, and the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS).

For more information about the performance, visit Shop Floor Theatre Company: www.shopfloortheatre.com
For more information about Arts of Citizenship, visit artsofcitizenship.umich.edu
For more information about the U-M Detroit School of Urban Studies, visit http://www.umich.edu/~detsch/

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Contact Elizabeth Werbe with any questions at [email protected]