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Stories in the Blood: Slave Narratives and Identity in Contemporary American Theatre


Time: Oct. 21, 2018, 3:45 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee Street, Syracuse

Part of the Syracuse Symposium

Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.

Christian DuComb (Colgate University)
John Ernest
(Delaware University)
Joan Bryant (Syracuse University)
Kyle Bass (Playwright, Syracuse Stage)
Tazewell Thompson (Director, Syracuse Stage)

This free, public panel discussion features educators, scholars, and artists whose work reflects the importance of storytelling identities in the American narrative. This dialogue and audience Q&A session is open to community-wide audiences interested in exploring questions raised by the Syracuse Stage world premiere production of Possessing Harriet. [Performance tickets sold separately.]

Live, visceral and immediate, theatre is the most powerful art form we have with which to enact, investigate, and interrogate the past and the present, and to imagine the future. Theatre asks powerful and necessary questions of its audience and its practitioners. Engagement with public scholarship about cultures, art and histories enriches an entire community-faculty, students and general community alike-whose understandings about the human condition are challenged and deepened through the experience of live theatre, its depictions of human experience, and the necessary dialogues it brings us to.

Tina Morgan, Kyle Bass, Syracuse Stage