Sunday, April 6, 2014

Upcoming DIG Writing Workshops

On April 21th at 5pm we will discuss the paper Unpacking Identity and its Miscellaneous Baggage by Carisa Bledsoe (Interarts - SMTD).

Time: 5pm
Location: MLB 2104
Invited Faculty: Holly Hughes

Unpacking Identity and its Miscellaneous Baggage is the written component of Carisa´s thesis performance: What the Tide Brought In.

What the Tide Brought In, a solo performance by Carisa Bledsoe.
Venue: Duderstadt Video Studio* Dates and Times: April 17th at 8pm and April 18th at 6pm and 8pm.  *Note: Seating will be first come first served and will be limited; please arrive early.

Carisa Bledsoe is an interdisciplinary performance artist who will graduate with a BFA in Interarts Performance, from the School of Theatre, Music, and Dance and the School of Art and Design in May.

Please let us know if you are coming so we can send you this paper.
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On April 24th we will discuss  “Wooden Wars” – new Yiddish play about Polish-Jewish relationships by Jana Mazurkiewicz

Time: 6pm 
Location: 2439 - Walgreen Center 

About Joanna Mazurkiewicz:
Joanna Mazurkiewicz developed a strong interest in the “rejected daughter of Jewish culture” (Yiddish theatre). As a Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan, she continues her research into American Yiddish culture and contributes to its rich tradition through her multilingual play about Polish-Jewish relationships, the main language being Yiddish, in addition to English and Polish. The title of the play is Wooden Wars (“Hiltserne Milkhomes” in Yiddish and “Drewniane Wojny” in Polish). The play is slated to open in December 2014 and is expected to attract audiences from a wide range of backgrounds: Polish, Polish-American, Jewish, non-Jewish, and general theatre enthusiasts. The main goal to demonstrate that Yiddish can be revived not only in academia but also in the arts. Mazurkiewicz strives to encourage a discussion about a revival of Yiddish as a stage language and as a means of exploring the current state of Polish-Jewish relationships. 

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The Drama Interest Group is a Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop.



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