Art for Social Change on Ignatian Lines: A Conversation with Erik Ehn


Location: Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Contemplation. Creativity. Compassion.

Erik Ehn is an American playwright and director whose work inlcudes The Saint Plays, an ongoing cycle of plays loosley based on the lives of the saints and biblical characters, and Soulographie: Our Genocides, series of 17 plays that examine the relationship of 20th century America to genocide in the United States, Central America, and East Africa. A recent graduate of the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California, Ehn is the former dean of theatre at the California Institute of Arts and the former head of playwriting and professor of theatre and performance studies at Brown University. He currenlty teaches playwriting at the University of New Mexico. 

Sponsored by the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts. 

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