Justice Theatre Project discussion
The Justice Theater Project and Quail Ridge Books are pairing up to discuss an extraordinary book that looks at the male dominated history of Silicon Valley, and where things are today. Led by JTP's resident dramaturg, Sara Thompson. FREE. Books can be purchased at the store in advance, or on line. NO purchase required to attend. We'll have cookies. Come on out.
“Just as computers began to head into the mainstream, women’s participation in the field started to plummet.” In "Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys Club in Silicon Valley" Emily Chang, the host of Bloomberg Technology, sets out to explain to readers how, exactly, computer programming went from being a job touted by Cosmo in 1967 as “a whole new kind of work for women” to being a field known for sexist exclusivity. A fascinating and highly readable history of the erasure of women from the technology industry, Brotopia has been chosen by Justice Theatre Project to go along with our edgy new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s "A Doll’s House". Known as the play that gave us “the door slam heard around the world,” director JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell is updating "A Doll’s House" for the 21st Century and the technological era. One part classic Ibsen and another part Real Housewives, JTP’s new production imagines Nora’s role as the secret investor in her husband’s tech start-up and reflects the deeply-engrained misogyny of Silicon Valley, even at a time when women have more freedom and power than ever before. What can Ibsen tell us about our current moment? What can the Real Housewives tell us about our past? "Brotopia" gives our audiences a context for the world of the play as well as for our everyday lives. Come join us as we discuss this entertaining (and often infuriating) new book.
Instant National Bestseller
A PBS NewsHour-New York Times Book Club Pick!
"Excellent." --San Francisco Chronicle
"Brotopia is more than a business book. Silicon Valley holds extraordinary power over our present lives as well as whatever utopia (or nightmare) might come next." --New York Times