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October 30, 2019 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Category: Other
Location: Maggie Allesee Dance Theatre (Old Main) #3317
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

2019-2020 Humanities Center Brown Bag Series: De-Colonizing the Art 

The Freedom Players, one of the two ensembles within the Black Theatre and Dance Collective in the Theatre and Dance Department, devised a play based on the social justice theme, Liberation. The developed play, “I AM: A Journey Towards Liberation” is about the continual challenges of seeking liberation. This play was developed as a research project by its directors Billicia Hines, Dr. RAS Mikey Courtney and Karen Prall who, along with the cast, engaged in a collaborative approach towards a young person’s experience of oppression and what it means to embody one’s journey towards the liberation of self.

In this presentation, the directors and cast will show how their research into the development and presentation of I Am… has provided a framework to aid in the decolonization of the arts. Original cast members will be performing excerpts of the play to exemplify and explain our process. 

 

For more information about this event, please contact Humanities Center at (313) 577-5471 .