University of Washington Bothell professor and economics expert, S. Charusheela was the featured guest at the annual Mirror Stage Activism Brunch in North Seattle this past weekend. During the eye-opening discussion, she explored the many facets of income inequality and how it is related to politics, culture, and business. The complete discussion is available to watch on the Mirror Stage YouTube channel.
The brunch also included a sneak peek of Expand Upon: Income Inequality and the Wage Gap, featuring two newly-commissioned plays by Nelle Tankus and Mary Fields. Mirror Stage Managing Artistic Director, and UW Bothell graduate, Suzanne M. Cohen says the new plays explore, "the wide-ranging impact, and offer a glimpse into what role we each play in supporting and maintaining the status quo, and the detrimental effects on us all." The plays will be performed live online at MirrorStage.org on October 15, 16, 22, and 23. Each showing will be followed by an online group discussion. It will be a unique experience for the playwrights and actors to hear directly from the audience.
Mirror Stage is a nonprofit arts organization that uses the power of storytelling to challenge assumptions, bias, and prejudice, increasing equity and inclusion while encouraging more thoughtful reflection on today’s issues. With the goal of increasing empathy and social justice, Mirror Stage connects people more deeply to perspectives and experiences other than their own while amplifying historically excluded stories, voices, and faces- bringing us to a place of common understanding. Mirror Stage is theatre that gets people talking, as well as thinking. To learn more about the upcoming events, sign up for the Mirror Stage E-News.