Wallace Shawn: Why I Call Myself A Socialist

A reading & book signing by the playwright, actor, and essayist
Thursday, March 8, 2012
6 PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center
Wallace Shawn

Photo by C. Jared Rodriguez

Since his famous conversation in the film My Dinner with Andre more than thirty years ago, Wallace Shawn has never shied away from a thought-provoking topic. Barnard welcomes the celebrated playwright, essayist, actor, and activist as he ponders some of the most intriguing issues of our day-from social injustice to the nature of capitalism, from the role of privilege to the purpose of art. Shawn's plays, The Designated Mourner and Marie and Bruce, have recently been produced as films, and he is also the author of the plays The Fever, Aunt Dan and Lemon, and Grasses of a Thousand Colours. His many screen credits include Manhattan, Star Trek, Gossip Girl, The Princess Bride, and Toy Story. Join us for this revelatory look at his life and his latest collection, Essays (Haymarket Books 2010).


This event is sponsored by The Barnard Forum on Emancipation and Politics & the Office of the President.

Mar. 8, 2012 - 6:00 PM