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Place and Displacement: Staging Diverse Cultural Geographies in American Theater

Time: Jan. 29, 2017, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: Sutton Pavilion, Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

Part of the Syracuse Symposium

Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.

Christian DuComb (Colgate University)
M. Gail Hamner (Syracuse University)
Clea Hupp (University of Arkansas)
Emad Rahim (Kotouc Family Endowed Chair and Professor at Bellevue University)

In conjunction with its production of Disgraced, Syracuse Stage will host a panel of cultural scholars, theatre artists, and community members for an in-depth public discussion following the matinee performance on Sunday, January 29.

If we understand cultural geography as the study of cultural products and norms and their variations across and relations to spaces and places, what is the theatrical meaning of cultural geographies? How have contemporary writers such as Ayad Akhtar used the stage to explore and interrogate one’s relationship to place. And when does theatre become a provocative act of cultural displacement? This panel discussion is indented for community-wide audiences interested and eager to engage important and relevant questions about the role of art, especially theatre, in problematizing issues and discussion of race, religion, culture and place.

Principal Organizer: Kyle Bass, Syracuse Stage