Playwrights often seize on the experience most of us feel at some juncture, of not belonging, and use it as inspiration for outsider opuses for the stage. Through theatrical masterworks by August Wilson, William Shakespeare, Larry Kramer, and Susan Glaspell, investigate forebears of today’s much-applauded disruptor mindset. Discuss the scripts, view clips of scenes, and celebrate outlier heroes as endearing agents of change.
Hilary Roberts is an author, educator and editor who has taught at UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, and Contra Costa College. She holds an M.A. from University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, where she studied cognitive science in tandem with literature.