May 13: Sunday Spotlight - Smart People

05.07.2018 12:00:00
Writers Theatre's Sunday Spotlight
Are you curious about the world that surrounds your favorite plays? Sunday Spotlight offers access to the finest speakers, academicians and cultural leaders. This one-hour event takes place following select Sunday matinees and extends the conversation on Writers' Theatre's stages by featuring an expert in an area connected to the play. For example, past audiences have learned from the future of artificial intelligence in Marjorie Prime from Northwestern University professor Douglas Downey and explored the landscape architecture in Arcadia with garden historian Cathy Maloney. 

Sunday, May 13, 2018 following the 2:00 pm performance
Gillian Theatre at Writers' Theatre | 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe, IL 60022

Sunday Spotlight:
This event features Dr. Sylvia Perry. Dr. Perry is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University whose research investigates stereotyping and bias, particularly in medical and academic settings. Dr. Perry will discuss with Director of New Work & Dramaturgy Bobby Kennedy the situations depicted and science explored in Smart People and what she has found in her own research.  

Smart People:
Four intelligent, attractive and opinionated young urban professionals—a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race—search for love, success, and identity while also attempting to navigate the intricacies of racial and sexual politics. This whip-smart new play taps into current cultural conversation in an enthralling and provocative way, taking on deep questions of the nature of prejudice with razor sharp wit. 

This event is FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited and RSVP is required. To RSVP, clickhere.

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