After watching Adam Driver’s TED talk about his journey from being a Marine to becoming an actor and the performance of Marco Ramirez’s “I am not Batman,” write a discussion post reflecting on the lecture and performance.
(Note: Ramirez’s script has explicit language)
In your discussion posts consider the effects of providing artistic outlets to those who are in the Armed Forces (and other service fields- police force, emergency services, etc.). In his lecture Driver talks about the program Arts in the Armed Forces and states, “I can think of no better community to arm with a new means of self-expression than those protecting our country.” He goes on to describe how this program creates exposure to new cultures for both the artists and the military. What are your thoughts on this type of programming? Do you think it is/could be beneficial to those who are serving our nation? Also, share your thoughts on Jesse Perez’s performance of Marco Ramirez’s “I am not Batman.”