Greek Drama in African American Theatre
March 12th and March 13th, 2010
Evans Alumni Center, Northwestern University
Friday, March 12, 2010
Sandwiches and coffee
Sandra Richards, Northwestern University
"African American Theatre: Why the Greeks?"
Patrice Rankine, Purdue University
“The Classics and Drama: The Case of August Wilson”
Justine McConnell, Royal Holloway, University of London
“Sophocles and the Spiritual: Lee Breuer and Bob Telson’s ‘The Gospel at Colonus’”
Readings from Sophocles' Ajax by John Douglas Thompson
Discussion panel with Daniel Banks, Peter Meineck and John Douglas Thompson.
(in the Hagstrum Room, rm. 201 University Hall)
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Peter Meineck, New York University
“Hip-Hop Heroics: Grandmaster Oedipus and Will Power's ‘The Seven’"
Kevin J. Wetmore, Loyola Marymount University
"'Aeschylus Got Flow!': Afrosporic Greek Tragedy and Will Power's ‘The Seven’"
Nancy Rabinowitz, Hamilton College
“Afrocentrism or Assimilation: the Case of Rita Dove's ‘Darker Face of the Earth’”
Melinda Powers, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
“Diversifying Greek Drama in Harlem”
Daniel Banks, New York University
“BYWORD FOR EVIL: Countee Cullen's MEDEA trilogy at Williams College”
download the poster here
Sponsored by: The Andrew Mellon Foundation,
Department of African American Studies,
Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama,
Classical Traditions Initiative, and the Department of Classics.