Ferst Center Season Event
|Open Forum with Ravi Zacharias and Os Guinness|
|Thursday June 18, 2015 7:00 pm|
Ravi Zacharias and Os Guinness will be speaking to students and faculty at the Ferst Center for the Arts on the campus of Georgia Tech on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 7:00 PM. The event will be streamed live on YouTube.
|An Evening with Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad|
Saturday September 26, 2015 8:00 pm
The host of public radio\'s Radiolab discusses science, storytelling, the creative process, and “gut churn” in this evening that explores the secrets of creative success. Jad Abumrad is founder of Radiolab, one of public radio\'s most popular shows that examines big questions in science, philosophy, and the human experience through compelling storytelling.
Thursday October 8, 2015 8:00 pm
Friday October 9, 2015 8:00 pm
STREB stretches the limitations of the human body. Choreographer and MacArthur genius grant recipient Elizabeth Streb is an “extreme action architect” with an eight-member company of “action heroes.” Part aerial dance, part daredevil act, they combine gravity-defying movement with imaginative machines to produce a thrilling display of larger-than-life feats.
Friday October 16, 2015 8:00 pm
Poets Dominique Christina and Denice Frohman are Sister Outsider, standing at the intersection of art and activism and using poetry as a tool for social change. Through spoken word they connect deeply personal stories to a diverse range of social and political issues, particularly around race, gender and sexuality. Inspired by the life and work of Audre Lorde, these two artists and educators come together under one vision.
|DJ Spooky: Peace Symphony – 8 Stories|
Thursday November 19, 2015 8:00 pm
Inspired by the everyday stories of the last remaining survivors of the nuclear bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky has created Peace Symphony: 8 Stories. The idea behind this electronic and acoustic musical portrait came from Miller’s personal interaction with eight survivors on Peace Boat’s 83rd Global Voyage where Miller recently served as a guest educator and artist-in-residence.
|Roger Guenveur Smith: Rodney King|
Friday January 15, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday January 16, 2016 8:00 pm
History, poetry, and tragedy collide when Roger Guenveur Smith tackles the thorny odyssey of Rodney King from the harsh initial glare of the national spotlight as the victim of police brutality to the controversial trial verdict, the L.A. riots, and his lonely death at the bottom of a swimming pool. In this riveting, improvised performance, Smith captures the story of a flawed, good-hearted everyman, and by extension reveals America’s endlessly complicated relationship with its racial past and present. Smith's acting credits include the Spike Lee films Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, and Summer of Sam, the film American Gangster, and the HBO series K Street and Oz.
|Mark Gindick: Wing-Man|
Tuesday January 19, 2016 8:00 pm
Wednesday January 20, 2016 8:00 pm
Thursday January 21, 2016 8:00 pm
Friday January 22, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday January 23, 2016 8:00 pm
Wing-Man is a laugh-out-loud hilarious and surprisingly poignant “one-clown show” that explores our obsession with social media. In the tradition of Keaton, Chaplin, Irwin and Shiner, award-winning performer Mark Gindick wordlessly battles a series of unexpected 21st century obstacles with only a stage-size interactive computer screen, his IPhone, and a winning tech-savvy audience. Gindick is the winner of Best One Man Show award at the 2011 United Solo Theatre Festival and three NY Downtown Clown Golden Nose Awards.
|PostSecret: The Show|
Saturday February 6, 2016 8:00 pm
Writer, artist, and internet phenomenon Frank Warren brings to life the stories of PostSecret, one of the most popular blogs in the world with half a billion visitors and half a million anonymous secrets received. With projected images and video, three actors guide the audience through a crowd-sourced narrative of the stories behind the secrets: sexual, sad, funny, and controversial. PostSecret: The Show is a breakthrough in audience sourced storytelling that reaches beyond the confines of the stage, reminding audiences that no matter what you may be facing, you are not alone.
|An Evening with Marc Bamuthi Joseph|
Thursday April 7, 2016 8:00 pm
One of America’s vital voices in performance, arts education, and artistic curation, Joseph discusses the ideas that guide his work and travels, from his shows and the community-based outdoor festival LIFE IS LIVING, to the research he gathered on recent travels to South Africa for a new show about soccer: /peh LO tah/. Joseph is working on a two-year residency project with Arts@Tech.
|Lucidity Suitcase International: Red-Eye to Havre de Grace|
Wednesday April 13, 2016 8:00 pm
Thursday April 14, 2016 8:00 pm
Friday April 15, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday April 16, 2016 8:00 pm
Set in September 1849, Red-Eye to Havre de Grace follows Edgar Allan Poe and the odd details surrounding his mysterious last days. Director Thaddeus Phillips of Lucidity Suitcase joins with musical duo Wilhelm Bros. & Co. for this new musical, informed by 19th Century train routes, historical accounts, and Poe's own writing to create a haunting and spellbinding tale.