The Broad Stage and esteemed local publisher Red Hen Press return with an enhanced and compelling series, moderated by award-winning actor/writer Sandra Tsing Loh. Watch as performing artists and poets come together to explore social justice themes central to works featured in The Broad Stage's 2020/21 Season. Join us monthly July through December.
At the scheduled livestream time, please tune into this page or our Facebook page to watch live.
The Poetics of Climate Change
THU, AUG 27 at 6 PM (PT)
Nature is all around us, but what is its true impact and influence on the creation of art? Join returning host Sandra Tsing Loh for a conversation on the environment's necessity for our artistic futures. Panelists include poet/naturalist Elizabeth Bradfield, whose recent book Toward Antarctica offers a unique view of The Last Continent through photographs and prose, and science journalist/playwright Alanna Mitchell, whose play Sea Sick tells the tale of her 13 oceanic journeys in 3 years to observe the vast chemical changes at the hand of man and why that matters.
The event also features readings by critically acclaimed poet Natalie Diaz, 2014 Los Angeles Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodriguez and Poet Laureate of Utah Paisley Rekdal.
Finding Truths and Creating Art in Exile
THU, JULY 16 at 6 PM (PT)
Iranian-American poet/writer/playwright Sholeh Wolpé and Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour are joined by Nathalie Handal, editor of the groundbreaking classic The Poetry of Arab Women: A Contemporary Anthology, and multiple prize-winning poet Lory Bedikian for readings and conversations on bridging the gap between perceptions and reality of cultural norms. The artists will dig deep into the lives they live and the lives that people in the West imagine for them.
SAT, MAY 2 at 8 PM (PT)
Saturday night is poetry night with another uplifting evening of poetry, discussion and video highlights, moderated by award-winning writer Sandra Tsing Loh. This week, hear thoughtful verse from poets Camille Dungy, Tess Taylor, Elizabeth Bradfield and Kim Stafford, with videos by Stafford, Adrianne Kalfopoulou and Joe Jiménez.
SAT, APR 25 at 8 PM (PT)
Lift your spirits with another enlightening evening of poetry and discussion, moderated by award-winning writer Sandra Tsing Loh. This week, enjoy live readings from poets Ellen Bass, Dexter L. Booth and sam sax, plus a lively combination of poetry and music from Keith Flynn.
SAT, APR 18 at 8 PM (PT)
The Broad Stage’s continued partnership with LA’s own esteemed literary publisher Red Hen Press makes for a lively evening of poetry, discussion and video highlights, moderated by award-winning writer Sandra Tsing Loh. This week, Allison Joseph, Ron Koertge, Brynn Saito and Lisa C. Krueger join us live to read original works, along with video highlights from Matty Layne Glasgow and Elizabeth Bradfield.
SAT, APR 4 at 8 PM (PT)
Immerse yourself in the beauty and power of language! Join us for a lively evening of poetry, discussion and short films, moderated by award-winning writer Sandra Tsing Loh. Hear from nationally acclaimed poets Major Jackson, Katharine Cole, Didi Jackson, Douglas Kearney and Francesca Bell, plus commentary from The Broad Stage Artistic and Executive Director Rob Bailis and Red Hen Press Founder and Managing Director Kate Gale.
SUN, APR 19 at 11 AM (PT)
Join one of the world’s greatest musical ambassadors for peace, David Broza, for a Sunday morning of uplifting songs and unmistakable musicianship. The superstar troubadour and Broad Stage favorite performs his signature Israeli/Spanish guitar fusion, to guide you towards better days ahead.
Listen in and get down to the hip new sounds of Blue Sky from The Reverend Shawn Amos & The Brotherhood! Hear from Shawn and Broad Stage Artistic & Executive Director Rob Bailis as they discuss the creative process behind the new album, while sharing inspiring tracks and music videos. As American Songwriter proclaims, “If ‘Blue Sky’ is anything like Amos’s previous collections, it will be a fan favorite all year long.”
SUN, APR 12 at 11 AM (PT): Facebook Live
Don't let this year's Easter at home give you the blues! Join blackbox curator The Reverend Shawn Amos, renowned bassist Jennifer Leitham and electrifying saxophonist Mindi Abair for the ultimate remedy: Jazz & Blues selections designed to guide you through these difficult times. We can’t wait to bring this exciting collaboration into your homes!