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Thu, May 29, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Finding the 'Perfect' Political Candidate


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Courtesy Impact Theatre
A scene from "Mutt: Let's All Talk About Race!" with actors (left to right) Michael Uy Kelly, Michelle Talgarow, Lawrence Radecker and Patricia Austin.
Courtesy Impact Theatre
A scene from "Mutt: Let's All Talk About Race!" with actors (left to right) Michael Uy Kelly, Michelle Talgarow, Lawrence Radecker and Patricia Austin.

The GOP has found the ideal presidential candidate -- a man with a multiracial pedigree -- and the Democrats are scrambling to find someone with a more diverse bloodline to appeal to voters. That's the basis of Christopher Chen's new play, "Mutt: Let's All Talk About Race!," playing at the Impact Theatre in Berkeley and co-produced with the Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company. Chen and director Evren Odcikin join us to talk about what happens when elections, race and political correctness collide.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Christopher Chen, playwright-in-residence at The Vineyard Theatre, whose current play is "MUTT: Let's All Talk About Race!;" his previous plays include "The Hundred Flowers Project" and "Into the Numbers"
  • Evren Odcikin, director of "MUTT: Let's All Talk About Race!;" literary artistic associate with Golden Thread Productions; and manager of marketing and communications at KQED

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