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Jessica Bauman: “What Refugees Taught Me About Shakespeare”
January 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Kresge Town Hall
New York City theater director Jessica Bauman and UCSC Professor Cat Ramirez will explore the ways that the stories we hear and tell about refugees shape our responses to the worldwide migration crisis. They will ask, how can we connect with the full humanity of displaced people, and what role should the arts and humanities play in helping us to do so?
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Jessica Bauman is a theater and film director, producer, teacher, and the founding artistic director of New Feet Productions. For her production, Arden/Everywhere, which reimagines Shakespeare’s comedy, As You Like It, as a play about refugees, she worked with refugees and immigrants from all over the world, both in New York and at Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya.
Cat Ramirez is an Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the UC Santa Cruz specializing in race, gender, migration, and citizenship.
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This event is generously co-sponsored by Shakespeare Workshop, The Humanities Institute, Porter College, Kresge College, and Cowell College.