National Press Club

Pussy Riot, Azar Nafisi among the artists, authors at Burning to Tell You: Critical Conversations with Risk-Taking Artists, Oct. 28

October 22, 2017 | By Jackie Kasuya | jmkasuya@gmail.com

Join the NPC Events Team, The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics (The Lab) at Georgetown University and The Artist Partner Program at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland for Burning to Tell You: Critical Conversations with Risk-Taking Artists at the National Press Club on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m in the Ballroom.

Burning to Tell You brings together artists, activists, journalists, and thinkers from around the world whose work embodies the urgency of free expression in contexts of censorship, repression, and violence. Joining the discussion will be Belarus Free Theatre, a UK-based international award-winning theatre company-in-exile, founded on principles of freedom of speech and artistic expression, the Russian feminist punk rock group Pussy Riot, acclaimed best-selling author Azar Nafisi (Reading Lolita in Tehran and The Republic of Imagination), and leading voices from Syria, Iran, and the United States. The event will also feature a roundtable discussion, documentary footage, and a special performance by award-winning actor Rick Foucheux from Harold Pinter’s Nobel Lecture.

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets can be reserved online. Club members can enter the special code “NPCMembers” to reserve a members' seat.

For questions, please email Events Team co-leader Jackie Kasuya at jmkasuya@gmail.com