Saturday, October 15, 2011

"Mud Offerings" at National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

Performance/Discussion: International Perspectives IN PLAY 
10/22/2011 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Free. No reservations required.

Georgetown University's Department of Performing Arts partners with NMWA to present an afternoon of performance and discussion centered on music, theater, and dance within an international context.

Welcome and Introduction by Anna Harwell Celenza, Thomas E. Caestecker Professor of Music at Georgetown University, and Maya Roth, director of Georgetown University's Theater and Performance Studies Program.

Staged reading of selected scenes from Trojan Barbie by Christine Evans, winner of the 2007 Jane Chambers Playwriting Contest for Women Playwrights. 

Natalie Marlena Goodnow, winner of the 2011 Jane Chambers Playwriting Contest for Women Playwrights, performs her solo play, Mud Offerings. Then, Professor Roth and Goodnow discuss Mud Offerings, as well as how international perspectives infuse the playwright-performer's art and identity. 


Panel discussion, featuring a performance of classical south Indian dance. The discussion, moderated by Professor Celenza, considers the ways social and cultural contexts for musical performances influence their reception by audiences. Panel participants include: Jean Cook, musician, producer, and director of programs for Future of Music Coalition; Anya Grundmann, director and executive producer of NPR Music; dancer Aparna Keshaviah; and Professor Roth.

4:45–5 p.m.
Audience Q&A, moderated by Professors Celenza and Roth.

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