Mike Daisey, Dan Lyons, and Robert Krulwich Assess "The Legacy of Steve Jobs" On October 23
Anne Hathaway To Host November 21 Public Forum
Sam Waterston Joins Discussion of "Does Culture Make Us Who We Are"
The Public Theater has announced the final line-up for its two upcoming fall Public Forum events. The 2011-2012 Public Forum season will continue on October 23 with “The Legacy of Steve Jobs,” a provocative discussion with Mike Daisey, the creator and performer of The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs; Robert Krulwich, the science correspondent of NPR and co-host of Radiolab; and Dan Lyons, the technology editor at Newsweek Daily Beast and creator of “Fake Steve Jobs,” the persona behind the notorious tech blog The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs. Single tickets, priced at $25, are on sale now.
On November 21, to coincide with The Public's production of King Lear, The Public Forum will explore the question “Does Culture Make Us Who We Are?” This dynamic evening, hosted by Academy Award-nominated actress Anne Hathaway, and presented in association with the Aspen Institute Arts Program, will feature David Brooks, Dr. Mary Schmidt Campell, Oskar Eustis, Sam Waterston, and Damian Woetzel.
The Forum began its second season last month with "The 9/11 Decade," an incisive look at the legacy of the World Trade Center attacks. Host Alec Baldwin led a conversation that featured the insights of Kurt Andersen, Carl Bernstein, and Richard Nelson, the writer and director of the play Sweet and Sad.
The popular series continues this fall on Sunday, October 23, at 7:00 p.m. in The Public’s Martinson Theater with "The Legacy of Steve Jobs." In The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, Mike Daisey explores the way that Apple technology – and the vision of its leader, Steve Jobs – has reshaped our lives. In the wake of Steve Jobs’s death, the Public Forum will consider the tech legend’s legacy: the way that our culture, the construction of our devices, and our relationships with one another have been affected.
Mike Daisey will be joined for this discussion by Robert Krulwich, the science correspondent of NPR and co-host of Radiolab; and Dan Lyons, the technology editor at Newsweek Daily Beast, who created “Fake Steve Jobs,” the persona behind the notorious tech blog The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs. The conversation will be hosted by Jeremy McCarter, the director of The Public Forum.
On Monday, November 21 at 8:00 p.m., the third program in the fall Public Forum season draws its inspiration from Thomas Jefferson's remark that a sense of filial duty is better instilled by King Lear than all the volumes on ethics ever written. To coincide with The Public's production of Shakespeare's great tragedy, The Public Forum, in association with the Aspen Institute Arts Program, will ask: “Does Culture Make Us Who We Are?”
This special event will be hosted by Anne Hathaway and will feature noted author and New York Times columnist David Brooks; Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, the Dean of the Tisch School of the Arts and the Vice-Chair of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities; Damian Woetzel, former principal dancer at New York City Ballet and the new Director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program, and Sam Waterston, who is playing Lear in The Public’s upcoming production of King Lear. The evening will also feature remarks by Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis on the arts and our democracy. Tickets for “Does Culture Make Us Who We Are?” go on sale on Monday, October 24.
The Public Forum will continue in January with “Sondheim/Kushner.” In one of the highlights of The Public Forum’s inaugural season, Stephen Sondheim and Tony Kushner held a dazzling one-on-one conversation about their work, their inspirations, and the theatrical life. To mark the publication of the second volume of Sondheim’s memoir and lyric anthology, Look, I Made a Hat, Sondheim and Kushner will continue their conversation, with a special focus on the shows covered in the new book, including the masterful Sunday in the Park with George, the politically charged Assassins, and more. The Public Forum on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts will be hosted by Rocco Landesman, the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Tickets for “Sondheim/Kushner” go on sale in late November.
PUBLIC FORUM TICKET INFORMATION Tickets for the “The Legacy of Steve Jobs” on Sunday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. are $25 and are on sale now. Tickets for “Does Culture Make Us Who We Are?" on Monday, November 21 at 8:00 p.m. will go on sale on Monday, October 24. Tickets for the “Sondheim/Kushner” Public Forum on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts will go on sale in late November. The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street and the box office number is (212) 967-7555. For more information, visit http://www.publictheater.org/.