Lawrence Bogad (www.lmbogad.com
; Associate Professor, University of California at Davis) is an author, performer, and activist. His book, Electoral Guerrilla Theatre: Radical Ridicule and Social Movements
, is an international study of performance artists who run for public office as a prank. Bogad works on the intersection between art and activism, and on the role of humor and imagination in organizing social movements. He writes, performs, and strategizes with guerrilla theatre groups such as the Yes Men.
Bogad's performances have explored topics such as the Haymarket Square Confrontation, the FBI's COINTELPRO activities, the Pinochet coup in Chile, and global climate chaos. His play, COINTELSHOW: A Patriot Act
, will be published in 2010 by PM Press.