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Electoral Guerrilla Theatre: Radical Ridicule and Social Movements
Routledge Press, 2005.
Across the globe, in liberal democracies where the right to vote is framed as both civil right and civic duty, disillusioned creative activists run for public office on sarcastic, ironic and iconoclastic platforms. “Electoral Guerilla Theatre” explores the recent phenomenon of the satirical election campaign. Drawing on extensive archival and ethnographic research, Larry Bogad examines satirical campaigns around the world, placing his analysis in national, cultural, political and legal contexts. “Electoral Guerrilla Theatre” will offer an entertaining, enlightening and informative read for those working across a variety of disciplines, including performance studies, social science, cultural studies and politics. (click here to see if your library has EGT)
“Satire, Surveillance, and The State: a classified primer,” in Research in Drama Education: special issue on Drama for Citizenship and Human Rights Vol. 12, No. 3, November 2007, pp. 383-392
This piece discusses my one-person show, Eradi-Redaction, a cheerfully creepy tour through the wonderful world of FBI surveillance documents.
Inform yourself! Inform on your neighbor!
Follow Special Agent Christian White on a cheerfully creepy tour of declassified government surveillance documents. White probes the redacted (blacked-out) texts of the FBI’s notorious Counterintelligence Programs, searching for the words erased in the name of the Freedom of Information Act.
This script has been performed by writer/activist L.M. Bogad in theatres, galleries, labor halls, and community centers for the past twelve years. The pamphlet also includes a preface by Guillermo Gómez-Peña, and a companion essay by Bogad about the history of domestic surveillance/harassment, and a “how to” for would-be performers of the script.