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Social Acupuncture

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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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Kevin
Jun 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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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Nov 09, 2007 rated it it was amazing
this book rocks!
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I don't agree with everything he wrote but he's asking great questions that we in the theatre need to ask and think about!
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It just sounds curious?
& makes me wonder how he chose to approach the writing of it?
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