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Joe Papp in Five Acts (Joe Papp in Five Acts) (2010)

Directed by
Karen Thorsen Karen Thorsen
Tracie Holder Tracie Holder

Olympia Dukakis Olympia Dukakis
David Hare David Hare
David Henry Hwang David Henry Hwang
Joseph Papp Joseph Papp
David Rabe David Rabe
George C. Wolfe George C. Wolfe

Written by
Tracie Holder Tracie Holder
written by
Karen Thorsen Karen Thorsen
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Description: Joe Papp in Five Acts is the story of New York’s indomitable, street-wise champion of the arts who introduced interracial casting to the American stage and brought us free Shakespeare in the Park, Hair, and A Chorus Line. Convinced that women and minorities, denied power elsewhere in society, could develop it on the stage, Papp became a tireless fighter for the arts who raised enduring debate about our founding ideals and the role of the arts in a pluralistic society. Using his life and work as its prism, the film explores the issues he chose to champion: freedom of expression, democracy in the arts, and the definition of Amer ... (more)
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