Harvardwood Suggests... Holding Up a Mirror to Society: Playwriting Discussion-Workshop with Antoinette Nwandu ‘02

January 24, 2020 at 10:00am - 2pm
Office for the Arts
74 Mt Auburn St
Director's Studio
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
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Sophia Holtz ·

Antoinette Nwandu’s play Pass Over, a mashup of the biblical Exodus story and Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, premiered in 2017 at Steppenwolf in Chicago and sparked a national conversation about bias in the theater community. In this discussion-workshop, students will attend one of three performances of Pass Over at SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston (7:30 p.m. January 22; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 23), and then, on Friday, January 24, join Nwandu for a conversation about the play and a workshop on writing what she calls “confrontational and deeply unsettling plays” to do “healing work.” Lunch included.

Capacity: 15 students (all of whom receive free tickets to Pass Over). Register here.

The January Arts and Media Seminars – JAMS! – offer students the time and space to try something new that would not be possible during the fall or spring semesters. Visit the Dean of Students Office for more information about college-wide offerings during Wintersession.

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