Horizon Hosts Post Show Discussions – Choosing Change: Home Front or World Stage

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Chris Kayser, Carolyn Cook, Robin Bloodworth in Time Stands Still. Photo by Horizon Theatre

In conjunction with the Atlanta premiere of Time Stands Still, Horizon hosts a series of post-show discussions titled Choosing Change: Home Front or World Stage. Local photography, psychology, and ethics experts in collaboration with Horizon Artistic Director Lisa Adler and the play’s four actors invite audiences to reflect on the play’s most compelling questions.

Sunday, September 30, 2012 following the 5 p.m. performance

Sarah and James have spent their lives covering war, famine, and genocide overseas, but when they are forced to return home, they question the impact of their work and whether or not to return to their dangerous, exhilarating careers. Associated Press photographer David Goldman shares his reflections on the play based on his experience covering stories from the war in Afghanistan to the Presidential campaign. Lisa Adler moderates an audience discussion with David, the actors, and audience.

Saturday, October 6, 2012 following the 3 p.m. performance

Both Sarah and James suffer psychological injuries from their time overseas, affecting their personal relationships and changing the course of their lives. Emory University Professor of Psychology Marshall P. Duke and Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate Carrie Holtzman lead an audience and panel discussion about the psychological issues in Time Stands Still and how trauma and change affect each of us.

Sunday, October 7, 2012 following the 5 p.m. performance

In Time Stands Still, Mandy confronts Sarah and James with questions that challenge the ethics and the rationale of their work. Do their photographs and articles really help those in war-torn and famine-ridden nations, or are they self-indulgent? How do they justify taking photos when they could prevent a crime or a death? Whether and when to intervene is a challenge not only to photojournalists and reporters, but to all of us at one time or another. Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D., Director of the Emory University Center for Ethics, leads the audience and the actors from Time Stands Still in a discussion about the ethics of intervention and the questions the actors had to confront in order to play these challenging roles. Presented in collaboration with the Emory University Center for Ethics.

Time Stands Still runs through October 14, 2012. Performances are Wednesday through Friday at 8:00 PM, Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and Sunday at 5 p.m.. Tickets start at $20. Tickets and information are available at horizontheatre.com or 404-584-7450.