Visiting Artist Series with Reginald Lawrence
Visiting Artist Reginald Lawrence (Shepsu Aakhu) discussed the legal issues that he has faced in his multi-dimensional career as a playwright, producer, director, and arts educator. In particular, he focused on the life cycle of a theatrical production from dealing with authors to hiring actors, directors, and crew to mounting the finished production. He shared his perspective on legal questions related to collaboration, intellectual property, and production credit. Leading Chicago arts lawyer David Adler joined in the conversation, and Professor Margit Livingston moderated.