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Remy Bumppo 2009 Season Salon

Listen in as Remy Bumppo hosts its annual season salon, bringing together a panel of local luminaries to discuss the overarching theme of Remy Bumppo's 09/10 season, Friendships Tested

The panel featured, James Bohnen, artistic director of Remy Bumppo, Doug Cassel, a Notre Dame Presidential Fellow and director of the Law School's Center for Civil and Human Rights, David Faigin, a psychologist at Hines VA Hospital in the Department of Veterans Affairs and Alfred Gini, an associate professor of business ethics at Loyola University. The panel is moderated by Kelly Kleiman, a freelance arts writer and “dueling theatre critic” for Chicago Public Radio's Eight Forty-Eight.

Kelly Kleiman (moderator) is a freelance writer on the arts, feminism, travel and social justice.  She's best known in Chicago as one of the "Dueling Critics" on Chicago Public Radio, but her reportage and essays have also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and the Christian Science Monitor, among other dailies; in magazines including In These Times and Dance; and in the alternative press.  She is also editor and publisher of The Nonprofiteer, a blog about charity, philanthropy and nonprofit management.  She holds undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Chicago.

James Bohnen (panelist) is artistic director and co-founder of Remy Bumppo Theatre Company where he has directed over two dozen productions.  This summer he directed Henry V, following last summer's production of Henry IV: The Making of a King for American Players Theatre he directed and co-adapted in Spring Green.  James will direct Remy Bumppo's upcoming productions of Heroes and The Island.

Doug Cassel (panelist) is a Notre Dame Presidential Fellow and director of the Law School's Center for Civil and Human Rights—has worked as a consultant to the United Nations, the Organization of American States, the United States Department of State, and the Ford Foundation. He lectures worldwide and his articles are published internationally in English and Spanish. His commentaries on human rights are published in the Chicago Tribune and broadcast weekly on Chicago Public Radio. Cassel is also featured in the Oscar-award winning documentary, Taxi to the Dark Side, which examines the use of torture and other harsh techniques in the “war against terror.”

David Faigin (panelist) is a psychotherapist who has worked for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and is currently a workshop leader and member of the Advisory Board with the Vet Art Project, a community-based arts initiative that pairs veterans with local artists.. He received in Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience and Behavior from Wesleyan University and is currently completing his Ph.D. in Community-Clinical Psychology at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Alfred Gini (panelist) is a Professor of Business Ethics and Chair of the Department of Management in the School of Business Administration at Loyola University Chicago. He is also the cofounder and Associate Editor of Business Ethics Quarterly, the Journal of the Society for Business Ethics. Besides lecturing to community and professional organizations, he does consulting on corporate ethics, and can be regularly heard on Chicago Public Radio. His books include: My Job My Self: Work and the Creation of the Modern Individual, (Routledge, 2000); The Importance of Being Lazy: In Praise of Play, Leisure and Vacations, (Routledge, 2003); and, he has written and produced two plays - Working Ourselves to Death and Letters of a Consumaholic. His most recent books are entitled: Why It's Hard to Be Good (Routledge, 2006); and, The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler (The Great Books Foundation, 2007).


Recorded Monday, September 14, 2009 at The Greenhouse Theater.

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