Everything but the Stage: Toward a Feminist Oral History Performance Praxis

Professor Nikki Yeboah (Professor of Playwriting, School of Drama, University of Washington) 

Talk and Film Screening of The (M)others [click to access]

About this event: This talk explores what new ideas about feminism emerge when we shift our gaze from the stage to the quotidian and invisible processes of documentary theater-making. It asks us to consider, How might our praxes speak to our politics, beliefs, and identities? How can we mobilize the oral history and performance process as a daily rehearsal for our feminist futures? To do this, Prof. Yeboah reflects on her own process of creating The (M)others, a community-engaged oral history performance based on testimonies of families who have lost loved ones at the hands of police. Specifically, she explores the mundane sites of the interview, staged reading, talkback, and rehearsal process as spaces of quiet revolution rife with feminist potential for those who listen closely.

Sponsored by Performing Difference and Blackness UnBound, Faculty Commons Workgroups at the Center for Ideas and Society

Questions? Please contact Prof. Crystal Mun-hye Baik (GSST), crystal.baik@ucr.edu 

 

Dial-In Information

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Tuesday, February 8 at 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Audience

General Public

Website

http://ideasandsociety.ucr.edu

Group
Center for Ideas & Society
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