We seek to highlight the fact that at the university undergraduate level, at least at Stanford and likely outside of it, there is shamefully little ethical pushback against the use of stories instead of science to try to prove points about the world.
“Stanford Monologues: Behind the Bubble,” which played last week at the Elliot Programming Center, features nine actors reading compelling stories by real Stanford students — about issues such as race, gender, sexuality, religion and disability — compiled by playwright Joseph Lee ’17 into a piece of theater that tries to make us understand the diverse perspectives of Stanford students.
A multidisciplinary work incorporating storytelling and choreography, “Story/Time” is the telling of 70, one-minute vignettes written and narrated by Jones. Jones’ and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company tested the boundaries of what qualifies as dance and theater at Memorial Auditorium.
The Stanford Storytelling Project sponsored ‘Big Shorts’ at a packed CoHo Tuesday evening. Writers, including Tobias Wolff, read selections from their work.