Invisibilia Who deserves our empathy?

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The End of Empathy

Who deserves our empathy?

In this experimental show we tell the story of Jack, a young man who was part of a group called incels who espouse vile and sometimes violent views about women. We tell it in a way which allows you to empathize with Jack, and then we tell it a second time in a way which makes you hate him more thoroughly. The show examines the history of empathy in American culture, which was once considered the road to peace and progress, and in this era of political polarization has largely fallen out of fashion.

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