USC Annenberg’s Center for Public Diplomacy hosts this special event on the Tony-Award winning musical Come From Away, as the show embodies the themes of empathy and cultural generosity, essential to good public diplomacy anywhere. The panel discussion will feature Mayor of Gander Percy Farwell, Producing Director Douglas C. Baker, Producer Cynthia Stroum, and filmmaker Jacqueline Lyanga; and will be moderated by Comm School director and director of the Popular Music Project Josh Kun.
On September 11, 2001, three dozen U.S. flights landed in Gander, Newfoundland, a small community that sprung to action, welcoming and providing refuge to some 6,500 Americans who needed a home away from home.
Fast forward to April 2017 when Tony-nominated writers Irene Sankoff and David Hein created Come From Away, which tells this story of cross-cultural tension and integration during an incredibly vulnerable time. Join CPD as we unpack this musical from the perspective of those on the ground and those in the arts community.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 5 – 7PM
Wallis Annenberg Hall (ANN), The Forum
Co-hosted by the Center Theatre Group.