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Social Acupuncture

4.26 of 5 stars 4.26  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Theatre doesn’t have much relevance anymore. Or so acclaimed playwright Darren O’Donnell tells us. The dynamics of unplanned social interaction, he says, are far more compelling than any play he could produce. So his latest show, A Suicide-Site Guide to the City, isn’t really a show; it’s an interactive chitchat about memory, depression, and 9/11, a dazzling whirl of talki ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published March 19th 2002 by Coach House Books
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Topher
Mr O'Donnell here grapples with A Very Big Question: What to do when it becomes clear that your artistic vision and social ideals aren't about to change the world? Some of my favourites in this genre: (academically) The Most Radical Gesture The Situationist International and After; (philosophically) The Movement of the Free Spirit; (poetically) The Tapeworm Foundry andor the dangerous prevalence of imagination. Social Acupuncture stands out for personal reasons: his evocation of Toronto and the ...more
Kevin
On my list of top favorite books of all time. It made me question everything I thought about theater and everything I thought about activism. If you are at all interested in social justice, theater, or performance art, this book is a must-read.
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Jul 25, 2011 Rah~ri marked it as to-read

It just sounds curious?
& makes me wonder how he chose to approach the writing of it?
:)
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