September 29, 2017

Theater Alumnae of Color Panel: “Theater in These Times”

Date(s) - Friday, September 29, 2017
5:00 pm

Kirby Theater, Amherst College

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Free and open to the public

Performing artists of color who have graduated from Five College campuses will return to the consortium to work with students in residencies, offer the public a demonstration of their work and participate in a panel discussion. Organized by the theater department chairs of the campuses, the residency, showcase and panel discussion is designed to feature accomplished women of color alumnae from each of the Five Colleges presenting the work of artists who are deeply engaged not only with theater-making but also with issues of social justice.

The aim of the events is to facilitate discussions of race and gender across multiple disciplines and institutions, and to connect students to alumni whose work is activist, visionary and inspiring. It will feature: Lisa Biggs, Amherst ’93; Kunsang Kelden, Hampshire ’09; Sueann Leung, Mount Holyoke ’10; Nia Witherspoon, Smith ’05; and Dawn Monique Williams, UMass MFA ’11.

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