PPA Speaker Series - Dr. Kimberly Welch
Updated: Jun 22, 2022
Black Theatrical Protest: #BlackLivesMatter
What does it mean to be hypervisible? How does hypervisibility affect the life chances of black people? How does community-based theater attend to these questions?
Using the Los Angeles Poverty Department, a theater company comprised of primarily homeless and formerly homeless individuals, this lecture-workshop will discuss the uptake of #BlackLivesMatter in contemporary theater and interrogate the impact devised theater can have on social change.