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The Art of Protest • National Guest Artist Larry Bogad

  • Theater Grottesco Rehearsal Hall 8380 Cerrillos Road Santa Fe, NM, 87507 United States (map)

Theater Grottesco presents an Artist Salon with LARRY BOGAD, author, theatre artist, and professor of performance at UC Davis

In this talk, Bogad explores the history, ethics, aesthetics, and practical concerns of what he calls “tactical performance” and creative activism. The powerful sociodramas created by the American Civil Rights Movement and the American Indian Movement create a framework for the talk, followed by other major groundbreaking groups such as the Yippies, the Wobblies, and ACT-UP. Bogad then examines these groups’ more ridiculous and contemporary descendants such as Billionaires for Bush, Reclaim the Streets, The Clown Army, and the Yes Men, as well as the gripping actions by Iraq Veterans Against the War and 1000 Coffins.

Bogad has recently delivered this talk at many universities including Northwestern University, UC Berkeley, Stanford, Columbia, and as a TedX Talk. More about Larry Bogad at


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