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Behind the scenes: Fighting for Democracy, Part 1 - Artistic Directors [VIDEO]

October 21, 2011 by Karen Gross


Welcome to the first episode of an ongoing video interview series with the creative team behind Fighting for Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We the People”?, on view at the National Constitution Center through January 16, 2012.

Fighting for Democracy unites a must-see, multimedia exhibition from the Japanese American National Museum with a stirring, original theatrical production created by the National Constitution Center.  Paying homage to ordinary Americans with extraordinary legacies, this groundbreaking exhibit-theater hybrid illuminates the real-life experiences of a diverse group of seven Americans who bravely fought for equality, freedom and justice overseas and at home during World War II. For more info, click here.

This first interview features Nora Berger-Green, the National Constitution Center’s director of theater programs, and David Bradley, director of Fighting for Democracy as well as the Center's theatrical production Living News. As co-artistic directors, Nora and David spearheaded the creation and artistic vision of the world premiere Fighting for Democracy production.

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Fighting for Democracy: Behind the Scenes video interviews were conducted and edited by Karen Gross, the National Constitution Center’s Communications Writer and Editor. Still photography by Jeff Fusco. Click here to see the full series.Fighting for Democracy is presented by the National Constitution Center in partnership with the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, an educational program of the Japanese American National Museum, and is funded in part by the U.S. Army Center of Military History. The traveling exhibition has been made possible through the support of The Boeing Company. The National Constitution Center also thanks the following for generous support: The CHG Charitable Trust, Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, Dorrance H. Hamilton, William M. King Charitable Foundation, Macy’s, National Endowment for the Arts, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Heritage Philadelphia Program, Team Clean Inc., Verizon Foundation, Wyncote Foundation.


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