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Black Acting Methods with Sharrell D. Luckett

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Start:
Oct 29, 2018
End:
Oct 29, 2018
Venue:
Segal Theatre
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Cover of Black Acting Methods Critical Approaches.

Monday, October 29
Segal Theatre
6:30pm Discussion + 2:00pm Interactive Seminar

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

Celebrating the recent publication of Black Acting Methods: Critical Approaches (Routledge 2017), Dr. Sharrell D. Luckett will host a conversation with fellow theatre teachers, researchers, and makers concerning the decolonization of acting methods and pedagogies. While recent conversations tend to focus on norms of representation, this event seeks to explore the myriad eurocentric assumptions that are at play in the formative process of acting, and to present alternatives that stem from African legacies, sensibilities, and experiences. In addition to the public conversation, a closed session for interested actors will take place during the afternoon. Registration to the session is required by RSVP to blackactingmethods@gmail.com. Space is limited.

 

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Sharrell D. Luckett, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Drama and Performance Studies and Director of the Weinberger Center for Drama and Playwriting at the University of Cincinnati. She is lead editor of the award-winning Black Acting Methods: Critical Approaches (2017), and author of YoungGiftedandFat: An Autoethnography of Size, Sexuality, & Privilege (2018). In addition to working as a dramaturg, playwright, and actress, Luckett has directed Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks, for colored girls… by Ntozake Shange,Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, Ruined by Lynn Nottage, and Dreamgirls by Krieger & Eyan, among others. She is founding Director of the Black Acting Methods® Studio, a training program in performance theory and practice.

With additional support from the Helen Weinberger Center for Drama and Playwriting, University of Cincinnati.

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