Creating Dangerously, is based on the lecture by Albert Camus which he gave on December 14, 1957 at Uppsala University in Sweden, four days after he gave his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
In it he said “To create today means to create dangerously. Every publication is a deliberate act, and that act makes us vulnerable to the passions of a century that forgives nothing."
” He said this 12 years after the end of World War II, in which he played a major role in the French Underground. Being a witness to the holocaust, fascism, Stalin’s crimes against humanity and the dropping of the atom bomb twice only helped confirm his philosophy of absurdism which he had formed in the shadows of World War I which took his father.
What has changed? We have lived through things like the September 11 attack, to a pandemic to the new threat of the rise of fascism globally. Again. This century also forgives nothing.
With hosts Skip Shea, Patrick Bracken and Andrea Wolanin we will explore artists past and present who are doing their part to create dangerously to try to make sense of a world that often doesn't make sense at all.
We'll have three different releases monthly, with that will include the monthly discussion surrounding certain themes. Like satire. Then we will offer interviews with the likes of Adam McKay, Luigi Cozzi and Catherine Marenghi. We'll bring in Tony Brown, the winner of the 2022 Stanley Kunitz Medal, to discuss poetry. And other surprises that even we aren't aware of!
We also have a Patreon that will give bonus features to donors like full episodes and interviews, poems, short films, essays and selected online screening of films that take part in the Shawna Shea and Massachusetts Independent Film Festivals. To Sign Up Click Here!
And maybe then you'll want to pick up a pen or a brush and join us in creating dangerously.
If you have any questions or comments email us at email@example.com
Skip is the Executive Director of the Shawna Foundation and an Emmy Nominated producer and filmmaker.
Patrick is a film and stage actor, programmer for the Shawna Shea & Mass Indie Film Festivals and grandson of the great Eddie Bracken.
Andrea is an award winning horror filmmaker who injects themes from fantasy, science fiction, and the magical realism common to her Latin heritage.
Host of Poetry Versus
Tony is a poet who's is a seven-time Pushcart Prize, two-time Best Of The Net nominee & the winner of the 2022 Stanley Kunitz Medal.
"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." Groucho Marx.