Artists across US take to stage to protest Trump policies
Associated Press - 05/03/2017
They are part of a long history of art as a form of activism and political resistance that can help people connect the struggles of the moment with the struggles of the past, said Sarah J. Jackson, a communications studies professor at Northeastern University.
“Art is a form that can often reach people that might not engage in more traditional spaces of politics or activism,” Jackson said. “Most people will never lobby at a statehouse for a bill, or go to a rally or protest in their life. With theater and other forms of art, you’re bringing people into a space and introducing them to a set of ideas in a thought-provoking way without doing the thing they might be uncomfortable with — making it an explicitly political space.”