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Erik Ehn is currently head of playwriting and professor of theatre and performance studies at Brown University. His published works include The Saint Plays, Beginner, and 13 Christs. He recently collaborated with Janie Geiser on Tungsten (artery), which premiered at the Getty Villa in L.A. this past February. His Soulographie: Our Genocides, a series of 17 plays, was presented as a two-day marathon at La MaMa in 2012. Together the plays examine the relationship of 20th century America to genocide in the United States, Central America, and East Africa. He is co-founder and co-artistic director, alongside Lisa Bielawa, of the Tenderloin Opera Company in San Francisco and was a long-time artistic associate of San Francisco’s Theatre of Yugen. He facilitated the Arts in the One World conference, which for ten years brought together performing artists, scholars, and human rights activists to investigate theater on the subject of genocide and reconciliation. He is traveling to Rwanda and Uganda with students this summer, to explore the role of art in recovery from violence.

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