Dead Mans Cell Phone

March 1 – 10

Dead man’s Cell Phone

by Sarah Ruhl

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man—with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by playwright Sarah Ruhl, recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant and Pulitzer Prize finalist for her play The Clean House. A work about how we memorialize the dead—and how that remembering changes us—it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.

 

Directed by Patrick Larmer

Fridays, Saturdays 8pm; Sundays, 5pm; Thursday, 4pm

Performance Lab D-10, Palomar College, San Marcos campus

$12 General, $10 Seniors and Staff, $8 Students

 

COFFEE TALK 

March 8th, 6-6:50pm Room D-5

Cellular Communication, Talking in the 21st Century: how the cell phone has effected our ability to think and to communicate.

Panelists: Chris Sinnott (faculty, Theatre & moderator), Pat Larmer (faculty, Theatre & director),  TBA (faculty, CSIS), TBA (faculty, Child Development)

Connecting Classrooms Program

Posted by on March 12, 2012 in Connecting Classrooms 16-17 | 4 comments

Connecting Classrooms Program

Palomar Coffee Talks  invites teachers and students to participate in this integrative learning project. Pablo Picasso famously described art as, “A lie that reveals the truth.”  We offer performances and public gatherings that provide an occasion to analyze aspects of our society and the human condition from the multiple perspectives provided by differing academic disciplines.    Ways of participating  include but are not limited to: • Add your class to the list of participating classes by clicking here.. • Join us for our Coffee Talk...

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What Our Students Know About Racial Justice, Systemic Violence and Law Enforcement. A Report From Political Economy Days.

Posted by on October 27, 2016 in Connecting Classrooms 16-17, Dialogue Blog 2016-17 | 5 comments

Description: This hands-on workshop will use the techniques of The Pedagogy and Theatre of The Oppressed to collectivize the participants’ knowledge in order to broaden and deepen our understanding of race relations in the USA. Together will examine our perceptions of the root and systemic conditions that have erupted into the devaluing of Black lives and those of other People Of Color, especially at the hands of Law Enforcement. With this technique, we use our bodies to represent images of individuals, organizations, institutions,...

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Facing Our Truth: First Rehearsal • First Dialogue

Posted by on October 16, 2016 in Connecting Classrooms 16-17, Dialogue Blog 2016-17 | 2 comments

On October 17, 2016, we invited our community to participate in the first rehearsal of the plays. Usually the first reading of a play to begin the rehearsal process is a mostly private event for the cast and artistic staff. In this case, the intention of the work is to create a springboard for dialogue, and so, the first rehearsal would not be complete without the first dialogue.  Towards the end of the evening, participants will be pointed to this page with an opportunity to share their responses to the subject matter and the...

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Dance On Film Students Respond to Racial Representations in Stormy Weather

Posted by on October 6, 2016 in Connecting Classrooms 16-17, Dialogue Blog 2016-17 | 8 comments

In a recent session of Molly Faullkner’s DNCE 102 Survey of Dance on Film, students watched and discussed Stormy Weather. In the comments to this post, they will share some of their reactions.  Read the comments below and please, add your thoughts to the dialogue.  Remember to be considerate and respectful in the way you choose to express your...

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Dance On Film Students Respond to Racial Representations in The Wiz

Posted by on October 6, 2016 in Connecting Classrooms 16-17, Dialogue Blog 2016-17 | 14 comments

In a recent session of Molly Faullkner’s DNCE 102 Survey of Dance on Film, students watched and discussed The Wiz. In the comments to this post, they will share some of their reactions.  Read the comments below and please, add your thoughts to the dialogue.  Remember to be considerate and respectful in the way you choose to express your...

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Sociological Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity and Life Chances.

Posted by on October 3, 2016 in Connecting Classrooms 16-17, Dialogue Blog 2016-17 | 95 comments

Students, This discussion is focused on understanding our world from a sociological perspective.  To bring that into focus please comment on the following sentence: How has your social location affected your life chances with a particular focus on gender and ethnicity? Before you post a comment, consider the following definitions. 1. Social location is composed of all those social characteristics that define your identity.  History (meaning the year you were born) and where you were born both have strong impacts on life chances. Pay...

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Dance on Film Students React to Spike Lee’s “Bamboozled”

Posted by on September 28, 2016 in Dialogue Blog 2016-17 | 14 comments

Dance on Film Students React to Spike Lee’s “Bamboozled”

In a recent session of Molly Faullkner’s DNCE 102 Survey of Dance on Film, students watched and discussed Spike Lee’s controversial film Bamboozled  about the representation of Black people in the media and pop culture.  In the comments to this post, they will share some of their reactions, beginning on Thursday, September 29.  Read the comments below and please, add your thoughts to the dialogue.  Remember to be considerate and respectful in the way you choose to express your...

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How Do We Begin A Dialogue about Racial Justice?

Posted by on August 29, 2016 in Connecting Classrooms 16-17, Dialogue Blog 2016-17 | 11 comments

How Do We Begin A Dialogue about Racial Justice?

The Campus Engagement Through The Arts/Coffee Talks project is dedicating this school year to cultivating multiple dialogues on racial justice in the United States.  The Department of Justice Community Relations Services has created a useful Dialogue Guide for conducting dialogues on race.  They make and important distinction between debate and dialogue. “Unlike debate, dialogue emphasizes listening to deepen understanding. Dialogue invites discovery. It develops common values and allows participants to express their own interests. It...

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Characteristics of Community Dialogues on Race

Posted by on August 25, 2016 in Dialogue Blog 2016-17 | 1 comment

Characteristics of Community Dialogues on Race

from The Department of Justice Community Relations Service  What do we mean by dialogue? A dialogue is a forum that draws participants from as many parts of the community as possible to exchange information face-to-face, share personal stories and experiences, honestly express perspectives, clarify viewpoints, and develop solutions to community concerns. Unlike debate, dialogue emphasizes listening to deepen understanding. Dialogue invites discovery. It develops common values and allows participants to express their own interests. It expects...

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Panel Details for Anon(mous)

Posted by on December 8, 2015 in Connecting Classrooms | 5 comments

Coffee Talk on Thursday, April 21 after the 4PM performance (approximately 5:45 PM)   Respondents: Homayra Yusufi-Marin grew up in San Diego but was born in war torn Afghanistan. Her family immigrated to the United States during the Cold War and she’s called San Diego home ever since. Ms. Yusufi has spent the past five years working as a Policy expert at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) focusing on immigration and education policy. Ms. Yusufi completed her masters in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy...

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What are your critical thinking questions related to the refugee crisis?

Posted by on December 8, 2015 in Connecting Classrooms | 5 comments

The subject of The Refugee Crisis is ripe with critical thinking and community building opportunities across many disciplines: Who are the refugees living in our community and attending our classes and where have they come from? What are the root conditions that result in 59.5 displaced people worldwide? What is the relationship between western colonialism and the current refugee situation? What is the ethical/moral obligation of western nations to address the crisis? What historical American values are challenged by our response to the...

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