A.R.T. of Human Rights


Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 8:00pm to 9:30pm


OBERON 2 Arrow St. Cambridge, MA 02138

Resistance Mic! is part of the A.R.T. of Human Rights series, an ongoing collaboration between the American Repertory Theater and Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Resistance Mic! will take place on Wednesdays @ 8pm @ OBERON, A.R.T.’s second stage theater, and will be co-hosted by Timothy Patrick McCarthy and Sarah Sweeney.

Resistance Mic! continues this spring with performances February 7, March 7, April 4, and May 16.   

March 7 at the Oberon in Cambridge, Resistance Mic! returns with a lineup that includes writer and podcaster Steve Almond, poet Krysten Hill, baritone Davone Tines (star of the ART’s upcoming new opera, ‘Crossing‘), the Youth Underground Theater Project, spoken word poet and global health advocate Kat Geddes, comedian Carolyn Riley,  poet and activist Kevin Holden, and co-hosts Tim McCarthy and Sarah Sweeney.

Buy advance tickets here (strongly recommended).

Learn about past events here.

Upcoming Resistance Mics will include poets Robert Pinsky and Steph Burt, True Colors, activist icon Cornel West, and many more!  Be sure to sign up for email updates below, and follow us on Facebook!



Sarah Sweeney (@LooseGringa) is the author of Tell Me If You're Lying(Barrelhouse Books, 2016). Her poems and essays have appeared widely, including Washington PostSalonCatapultOxford American, and other venues. She works as a writer in Boston. Find her at www.sarah-sweeney.com.

Timothy Patrick McCarthy (@DrTPM) is an award-winning scholar, educator, and activist who teaches at Harvard University. He is author or editor of five books from the New Press, including Stonewall’s Children: Living Queer History in the Age of Liberation, Loss, and Love, forthcoming in 2018. He is also the host and director of the A.R.T. of Human Rights series. Find him at https://www.hks.harvard.edu/faculty/timothy-patrick-mccarthy.


American Repertory Theater (@americanrep) at Harvard University is a leading force in American theater, producing groundbreaking work in Cambridge and beyond. The A.R.T. was founded in 1980 by Robert Brustein, who served as Artistic Director until 2002, when he was succeeded by Robert Woodruff. Diane Paulus began her tenure as Artistic Director in 2008. Under her leadership, the A.R.T. seeks to expand the boundaries of theater
by programming events that immerse audiences in transformative theater experiences. Throughout its history, the A.R.T. has been honored with many distinguished awards, including consecutive Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Musical for Pippin and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, as well as the Tony Award for Best Regional Theater. Under Paulus’s leadership, the A.R.T.’s club theater, OBERON, has become an incubator for local and emerging artists. Dedicated to making great theater accessible, the A.R.T. actively engages more than 5,000 community members and local students annually in project-based partnerships, workshops, conversations with artists, and other enrichment activities both at the theater and across the Greater Boston area.

Carr Center for Human Rights Policy (@carrcenter) at Harvard Kennedy School trains future leaders for global careers in public service and social justice. Its research, teaching, publications, and programming are guided by a commitment
to make human rights principles central to
the formulation of good public policy in the United States and throughout the world.

Pangyrus LitMag (@Pangyrus) publishes stories, poems, essays and journalism that make artful and original connections, explore the unexpected, and break the constraints that keep people and ideas isolated.  Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, we publish continuously online, and in print twice a year.  Currently we are accepting submissions for our Spring 2018 issue and a special Resistance themed edition.  You can find our latest publications and news at pangyrus.com.