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Upcoming Performances

Civil Dialogue: Fall Series
September 19, 26
5:30-7:30pm

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Arizona State University and the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication invite you to participate in a fall dialogue series that focuses on key issues that impact intergenerational dialogue.  Community Conversations events will employ a unique facilitated format, "Civil Dialogue," which will give Arizonans the opportunity to discuss “hot topics with cool heads,” and Storyscope is a communal, creative experience that features storytelling within story circles.  

The events are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. 

Civility in Practice
September 25 
6:00 -8:00pm

Open dialogues with a focus on contemporary issues of controversy facing ASU students and citizens of Arizona.  2 dialogues will be held each night from 6:00-8:00.

The events are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. 

Civil Dialogue: Fall Series
October 3, 10
5:30-7:30pm

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Arizona State University and the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication invite you to participate in a fall dialogue series that focuses on key issues that impact intergenerational dialogue.  Community Conversations events will employ a unique facilitated format, "Civil Dialogue," which will give Arizonans the opportunity to discuss “hot topics with cool heads,” and Storyscope is a communal, creative experience that features storytelling within story circles.  

The events are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. 

October 18 & 19 @ 7:00pm
Crazy/Smart
Written and directed by Molly Bishop

Molly Bishop

 

 

 

Being told you're "crazy smart" is a compliment. Being told you're just crazy is not. So what happens if you might be "crazy smart" and also, well, crazy?

Crazy/Smart is an honors thesis creative project created and directed by Molly Bishop. Containing interview material and experiences from students at Barrett, the Honors College, Crazy/Smart works to critically re-examine how mental health is approached in honors higher education. What if we reimagined the American education system to not just try and support, but prioritize mental health?

Content: brief moments of strong language, mentions of self-harm/suicide 

 

 

 

November 8 @ 7:00pm
The Encyclopedia Show 
Theme: Cheerleading

The Encyclopedia Show is a multi-genre, age-integrated presentation of creative performances on a central theme taken from an ACTUAL encyclopedia. Each contributor is assigned a specific subset of the central theme on which to write and perform. Participating artists perform poems, monologues, songs, rants, etc... Quirkiness and creativity are welcomed, as are fashionable falsehoods.

The Encyclopedia Show is also a world-wide event, started in Chicago by Robbie Q. and Shanny Jean, it now encompasses at least a dozen cities! The AZ show takes place at the Empty Space in Tempe and is sponsored by the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication.  The Encyclopedia Show is hosted by Molly Bishop.

For additional information please contact TheEmptySpace@asu.edu 

 

The Regents' Cup
November 16
9:30 a.m.
The University of Arizona 

A celebration of free speech, civil discourse and democratic engagement at Arizona’s public universities, the Regents’ Cup engages students in rigorous debate anchored by respect and civil discourse. The Regents’ Cup provides an opportunity for students to compete through debate for scholarships and course credit in an engaging competition showcasing the commitment of the universities to upholding the intrinsic rights of all students to liberty and freedom of speech. Learn more HERE

Civility in Practice
December 4
6:00 -8:00pm

Open dialogues with a focus on contemporary issues of controversy facing ASU students and citizens of Arizona.  2 dialogues will be held each night from 6:00-8:00.

The events are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. 

 

Undergraduate Showcase
December 6 @ 7:00pm