with Zeina Salame
This introductory level class will focus on accessibly designed conversations on histories of racial misrepresentation and cultural appropriation in U.S. theatre. We will also apply that context to conversations on contemporary social justice movements. There is NO WAY to do this in just two conversations, but this workshop will serve as the beginning of an important discussion. A list of trusted resources published by various social justice coalitions will also be provided. There is a quickly growing and deeply important emphasis among BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) artists for justice, equity, and agency over the ways they are represented in the theatre, mass media, and popular culture. We are going to talk about what that means, why it matters, and what you can do to be strong allies to BIPOC artists and members of your community.
Suggested Accompanying Classes: Queer Drama Discussion Series, Dramaturgy for the Audience, Audience Bootcamp
Zeina Salame recently completed her PhD in Theatre Arts at the University of Oregon. Her dissertation “Carried in One Woman: Reflections on Arab American Female Solo Performance” emphasizes the value of lived experience, personal story, the self, and social justice as...read more
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