Once again the task of adapting Theatre of The Oppressed to Occupy San Diego presented some challenges, but our presence definitely added to the rally. We had some logistical problems with some participants arriving late and others not arriving at all. This situation actually provided the opportunity to announce our sculpture and invite participate during the set-up prior to the speeches. Several people enthusiastically took roles in the...Read More
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Nina Simone on the Duty of an Artist
An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times. I think that is true of painters, sculptors, poets, musicians. . . I CHOOSE to reflect the times and situations in which I find myself. That, to me, is my duty. And at this crucial time in our lives, when everything is so desperate, when every day is a matter of survival, I don’t think you can help but be involved. . . We will shape and mold this country or it will not be molded and shaped at all anymore. So I don’t think you have a choice. How can you be an artist and NOT reflect the times? That to me is the definition of an artist.