Zachary Quinto + Nic Bommarito
Sunday, December 13, 2015
6:00 PM–7:30 PM
Philosopher Nic Bommarito engages with actor Zachary Quinto on the morality of Glenn Greenwald (whom Quinto plays in the upcoming Oliver Stone picture Snowden) and the karma of Spock.
About the Speakers
Nic Bommarito is a comic artist, musician, and Bersoff Fellow in the philosophy department at NYU. He is also an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Buffalo. He has studied Buddhism in both Tibet and Nepal. His research focuses on questions in virtue ethics, moral psychology, and Buddhist philosophy.
Zachary Quinto received his BFA from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in Pittsburgh in 1999. After moving to Los Angeles and breaking into television, he appeared as computer analyst Adam Kaufman on 24, Tori Spelling’s flamboyant best friend on so noTORIous, and Sylar the super powered psychopathic serial killer on Heroes. In 2009 and 2013, Quinto appeared as Spock in the blockbuster reboot of the Star Trek franchise, directed by JJ Abrams. A third film is due out next year. In 2013 Quinto played the role of Tom Wingfield in the American Repertory Theatre’s production of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, a role he reprised on Broadway in 2014. In February 2016, Zachary will appear in the New York premiere of MCC Theater’s Smokefall.
*Student Tickets for this program have become available in advance. Student ID must be presented at Will Call.