Boston's Huntington Theatre Company has announced a series of special events to be hosted in conjunction with the theater's production of George C. Wolfe's The Colored Museum, directed by Tony Award winner Billy Porter.
On Tuesday, March 10, following the 7:30pm performance, Karen Holmes Ward, executive producer of CityLine, will host a conversation with Porter about about his history with the show and his relationship with playwright George C. Wolfe.
Biodun Jeyifo, professor of African-American Studies and Comparative Literature at Harvard University, will join Huntington literary apprentice Molly FitzMaurice on Saturday, March 14, after the 2pm performance for a discussion about representation and identity politics in film and drama.
On Sunday, March 15, after the 2pm performance, there will be a post-show discussion with Huntington dramaturg Charles Haugland and Beverly Morgan-Welch, executive director of the Museum of African-American History.
On Saturday, March 21, after the 2pm performance, literary apprentice Molly FitzMaurice and Michael Jeffries, associate professor of American studies at Wellesley College, will host a discussion on popular culture and the politics of race, class, and gender.
Boston Globe columnist Adrian Walker and Glenda R. Carpio, Harvard professor and author of Laughing Fit to Kill: Black Humor in the Fictions of Slavery will come to the Huntington on Sunday, March 22, after the 2pm performance for a conversation about black humor and dark satire.
On Saturday, March 28 after the 2pm performance, Huntington dramaturg Charles Haugland and Sandy Alexandre, associate professor of Literature at MIT, will host a discussion about contemporary black American literature, culture, and relationships to material objects.
On Sunday, March 29 after the 2pm performance, Huntington literary apprentice Molly FitzMaurice and Chad Williams, associate professor and chair of African & Afro-American studies at Brandeis University, will discuss African-American history, African-Americans, and the military.
The final post-show conversation on the Huntington calendar will follow the 2pm performance on Saturday, April 4, and feature Huntington dramaturg Charles Haugland and Kim Euell, a playwright, arts educator, and Visiting Artist in Playwriting at UMass Amherst, who will discuss how The Colored Museum subverts stereotypes and changed the face of black theater.
The theater has also announced 10am student matinees, Actors Forums, American Sign Language-interpreted performances, and other special events.
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