Friday, November 19, 2010
Exciting news about THE GREAT GAME
We are happy to report that directors Nicolas Kent & Indhu Rubasingham and The Tricycle Theatre have been shortlisted to receive an award at this year’s Liberty Human Rights Awards for their work on THE GREAT GAME: AFGHANISTAN. The Liberty Human Rights Awards honor individuals and organizations dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of others. For more information about the Human Rights Awards, click here.
The Tricycle, like The Public, has a long history of addressing contemporary issues and the human condition and it is only natural that we are partnering together to bring this historic work to New York City. The Big Apple is the last stop on a successful U.S. tour that included engagements in Washington, D.C., Minneapolis and Berkeley. We are proud to bring this amazing work to our audiences. To continue the dialogue on Afghanistan, we have created a series consisting of conversations, lectures, a photography exhibit and a film screening to complement the theatrical event. For more on this additional programming, click here.
One special event that we are very proud to be hosting is part of our Public Forum series. Taking place on December 14 at NYU Skirball Center, the event is titled AFGHANISTAN AFTER AMERICA, AMERICA AFTER AFGHANISTAN. The discussion will include soldiers, scholars, journalists, and aid workers as they consider what the future holds for both countries: how to rebuild Afghanistan, how to conduct our diplomacy, and when, why, and how our military should go to war.
This evening-length program will be hosted by Alec Baldwin and feature David Rohde, a New York Times reporter who was kidnapped by the Taliban; Matthew Hoh, the Marine Corps captain who resigned from the State Department to protest our Afghanistan policy; George Rupp, president of the International Rescue Committee; and other special guests. It promises to be a riveting evening of debate and dialogue. For more information or to order tickets, visit our website or call 212-352-3101.This event will conclude our Public Forum Series for the Fall but we hope to bring you the Spring season's schedule very soon.