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St. Lawrence University Arts Collaborative to Host 'Dreamscape' Play and Workshop

 

Last updated 4/2/2016 at 5:37am

Dreamscape

St. Lawrence University, in conjunction with the campus' arts Collaborative, will welcome the Hip Hop Theatre's production and workshop "Dreamscape," Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday March 15.

The play written by Rickerby Hinds, professor of playwriting at University of California-Riverside, reimagines the night of Dec. 28, 1998, when 19-year-old Tyisha Miller was shot by police officers in Riverside, Calif., and was left unconscious and bleeding in a car. Using elements of spoken word, dance and beatboxing, the production takes a critical look at the relationships between surveillance, race, the body and violence, walking the audience through the impact of the 12 bullets that killed "Myeisha Mills."

"Dreamscape" will be performed at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, in Gulick Theatre, which is located in St. Lawrence's Noble Center.

On Wednesday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Griffiths Arts Center's Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall, the Hip Hop Theatre production company will hold a workshop for non-actors, titled "Theatre of Privilege."

Facilitated by Jeb Middlebrook, assistant professor of sociology at California State University-Dominguez Hills, the workshop tackles a variety of privileges, such as race, class, gender, sexuality and ability, and repurposes privilege through play toward recognition, reconciliation and reparation.

Both events are free and open to the public.

St. Lawrence's arts Collaborative supports artistic events and activities for the St. Lawrence community and helps integrate arts programs into courses and co-curricular activities.

For more information, contact the Department of Performance and Communication arts at 315-229-5166 or visit http://www.stlawu.edu/performance-and-communication-arts.

About St. Lawrence University: Canton, New York

Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,500 students located in Canton, New York. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global. Visit http://www.stlawu.edu.

 

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