Oct 02, 2020 Oct 02, 2020
05:00PM 07:30PM Antigone in Ferguson | Theater of War: University Event Topic: Academics,Arts,Community,PoliticsSchool: All Emory UniversityDepartment / Organization: Theater EmoryDirector: Bryan DoerriesType of Art: Theater - Productions, Readings, & EventsSpeaker/Presenter: Theater of War ProductionsEvent Open To: All (Public)Registration / R.S.V.P. link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/antigone-in-ferguson-tickets-121540744639Building/Room: Virtual RoomCost: Free-registration requiredA performance of Sophocles' Antigone as a catalyst for an audience discussion about racialized police violence.Antigone in Ferguson is a groundbreaking project that fuses dramatic readings by acclaimed actors of Sophocles’ Antigone with live choral music performed by a diverse choir, from St. Louis, Missouri and New York City culminating in powerful, healing discussions about racialized violence, police brutality, systemic oppression, gender-based violence, health inequality, and social justice.The project was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, MO, and premiered at Normandy High School, Michael Brown’s alma mater, in September of 2016, and has since toured the country and the world.In light of the uprising and protests catalyzed by the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, Dion Johnson, and many others; and the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on black and brown communities, Antigone in Ferguson aims to generate dialogue, consciousness, compassion, outrage, understanding, and positive action at this critical moment. Translated and directed, and facilitated by Bryan Doerries Music composed and conducted by Dr. Philip Woodmore Co-facilitated by De-Andrea Blaylock Johnson Featuring performances by Tracie Thoms, Jason Isaacs, De-Rance Blaylock, Duane Foster, Willie Woodmore, Nyasha Hatendi, Marjolaine Goldsmith, Jumaane Williams, and The Antigone in Ferguson Choir.The event Zoom link will be distributed and available to registered attendees starting 2 days prior to the event.Register here at this link. + <a href="http://aifoctober2.eventbrite.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">aifoctober2.eventbrite.com</a> Campus Events
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