Artist Conversation: Plays, Politics, and Personal Responsibility


Credit Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times

Sunday, May 1, 3:00-5:00 PM
Artist Conversation with J.T. Rogers
Estherwood Mansion, The Masters School
49 Clinton Avenue
Dobbs Ferry, NY

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Plays, Politics, and Personal Responsibility is the title of the next in RiverArts’ continuing series of Artist Conversations, a conversation with playwright J.T. Rogers. Mr. Rogers, whose works have been seen at The National Theater, Roundabout Theater, and Lincoln Center Theater, among others, is an internationally recognized playwright who lives in Hastings-on Hudson. His newest play, Oslo, will be directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher and begins performances at Lincoln Center Theater on June 16. Michael Billington, the theater critic for the British newspaper The Guardian, has described Mr. Rogers as “that rare creature: an American dramatist who writes about global issues.”

These conversations are presented in association with The Masters School, and are moderated by Arts Correspondent Christina Ha of Channel 13’s NYC-Arts.

A darkly comic epic, Oslo tells the true but until now untold story of how one young couple, Norwegian diplomat Mona Juul and her husband social scientist Terje Rød-Larsen, planned and orchestrated top-secret, high-level meetings between the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, which culminated in the signing of the historic 1993 Oslo Accords. Featuring dozens of characters and set in locations across the globe, Oslo is both a political thriller and the personal story of a small band of women and men struggling together—and fighting each other—as they seek to change the world.

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