Dress for Unrest
Center Theatre Group invites you to attend panel conversations on selected nights that feature local thought-leaders in dialogue about the context, issues and ideas finding voice on our stages.*
For better and for worse, fashion and politics have always been intertwined. In 1943, the Zoot Suit Riots erupted when thousands of Anglo servicemen and civilians in Los Angeles assaulted young Chicanos, many of whom wore zoot suits that their attackers considered unpatriotic. In 2012, after Trayvon Martin was shot while wearing a hooded sweatshirt, the hoodie has become a symbol of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Panelists discuss how we show our affiliations, communicate beliefs, and make social statements through fashion.
Panelists to be announced.
*An RSVP to the Community Conversation does not include a ticket to the performance at the Mark Taper Forum. Existing ticketholders are welcome to join us, but are encouraged to RSVP.