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Venus (1996): Staged Reading and Talk Back

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Storrs Campus
UConn Bookstore, Hillside Drive, Community Room

Join us for this staged reading directed by UConn Dramatic Arts professor Vincent Tycer of Suzan-Lori Park's award-winning play Venus. This fictional play grapples with the legacies of racism, sexism, and colonialism by exploring the life and experiences of Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman, the South African woman objectified and exhibited as the "Hottentot Venus" in 19th century Europe. The reading will include a talk-back discussion of the play's themes.

Organized by Vincent Tycer, Drama Department


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