Friday, January 02, 2009

Social Engineering

Mike Selkirk, Earl Gatchalian and Ann Farthing perform.

Here is a clip from my 10-minute play SOCIAL ENGINEERING which was performed as part of the NYCPlaywrights Winter Holiday Reading Fundraiser.

The play is based on the right-wing of the evolutionary psychology school of thought on human differences, most famously explained by Charles Murray's "The Bell Curve." Especially people like Razib Kahn, who get funded by right-wingers to promote the idea that white people aren't more successful than non-whites through a variety of historical-cultural factors, but because white people are genetically superior. And they always try to play it off as pure science, rather than political ideology.