Ways of Being Together

Sun, 23 February 2014 // 06:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

Ways of Being Together is a monthly series that invites thinkers, makers, and doers across disciplines to create new forms of exchange and encounter amongst people. Unlike a film, performance, lecture, or music series, WoBT is focused less on the presentation of content and more on exploring the latent possibilities in any roomful of people.

Each month a different person or group is selected to host an evening with an emphasis on encounter, an evening in which the primary raw material is the group that has gathered. For hosts, WoBT presents an opportunity to think beyond standard presentational formats for sharing work and to create a singular piece for a diverse array of engaged guests. For guests, WoBT presents an opportunity for personal and collective exploration through structured experiments in sharing space and presence.

Suggested Donation $10

February Host: Michael Posnick

In this WoBT, we will use Martin Buber as a jumping off point into an exploration of the possibility of transcending boundaries between ourselves and that which is "other." How can we see beyond difference? How can we love without barriers? We won't just talk about it. We'll do it. Or at least try.

Michael Posnick holds degrees from Yale Drama School and Yeshiva University. He has taught at Yale, the O'Neill Theatre Center and, for 25 years, with the National Theatre of the Deaf. He has directed more than 100 theatre and musical productions and was Artistic Director of the Mosaic Theatre at the 92nd St. Y. He served as Director of the Department of Dance & Theatre at Manhattanville College (1994-2013) and is currently a Visiting Professor at Hunter College teaching Theatre for Social Change. He has studied and taught at the School of Practical Philosophy for nearly four decades.