American Realness


JANUARY 6-10, 2017

The American Realness 2017 DISCOURSE series is curated by Ali Rosa-Salas. Across five writing commissions for READING and four public conversations, Rosa-Salas offers festival audiences ruminations, critiques and public dialogues across a range of issues and ideas presented in the performance program and facing the world at large. Taking the shape of performance lectures, workshops, and artist talks, DISCOURSE emphasizes the urgency of critical artistic practice, viewership and scholarship as they concern race, aesthetic politics, cultural equity, and more. Life is more real than ever these days, and the work is palpable. Let’s talk it out.