The Migration Plays

Sun, Apr 14, 2019, 2:00 pm
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Sponsor(s): 
Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series
Lewis Center for the Arts
Humanities Council
Princeton University Art Museum
Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies
University Center for Human Values

A Collection of Ten-Minute Plays Commissioned in Collaboration with McCarter Theatre

Continuing McCarter’s tradition of producing timely, socially relevant work that engages with the central questions of our culture, McCarter has partnered with Princeton University’s Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) on a new initiative in the model of the 2017 Princeton and Slavery Plays. McCarter has commissioned five theater artists to write short plays inspired by the research and programming of the PIIRS research cohort “Migrations: People and Across Cultures and Borders.” Since the spring of 2018, these artists have engaged with the Migrations cohort by attending seminars and symposia, meeting with scholars, and exploring the Princeton campus to create pieces that explore the nature of migration, how it is represented culturally, and the ways in which it shapes the world. The project will culminate in April of 2019 with a public reading of the five plays at McCarter.

This event is free and open to the public. For tickets, visit The Migration Plays at the McCarter Theatre.

Commissioned Artists include: Adam Gwon, Martyna Majok, Heather Raffo, Mfoniso Udofia, Karen Zacarías

Directed by Elena Araoz

The commissioning and public reading of The Migration Plays are part of the PIIRS Migration Research Lab.

The performances on April 14, 2019 will be followed by a panel discussion.

Co-sponsors for this event include Lewis Center for the Arts, Humanities Council, Princeton Art Museum, and University Center for Human Values.

This event is part of the year-long Mellon-Sawyer Seminar, "Global Migration: The Humanities and Social Sciences in Dialogue."

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