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The Play’s The Thing: Theatre, Empathy, and Social Change
Episode 94th December 2023 • Real Talk: A Diversity in Higher Ed Podcast • Southern Connecticut State University
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KC and Real Talk team member, Cindy Cardozo, engages three theatre professionals—Mike Skinner, associate professor of theatre at Southern Connecticut State University; Rebecca Goodheart, producing artistic director at Elm Shakespeare; and Rachel Alderman, associate artistic director for Long Wharf Theater— in a conversation about the significance of the arts in promoting social change and initiating discussions about contemporary social justice issues. They delve into the crucial aspects of community and empathy development fostered by performing arts, along with emphasizing the importance of arts education.