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On African American Theater Archives: A Conversation
October 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Newspaper clippings become lines in a script. Photographs from 1901 become costumes. History is alive.
Umbra Search African American History hosts a conversation with local scholar-artists and Dr. Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin on how the stuff of archives and historical research — newspaper articles, photos, and letters — inspires and transforms the creation of new works.
This is a companion event to Dr. Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin’s Performing the Archive: “At Buffalo,” The Creation of a New Musical.
Scholar-Artists include Dr. Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin, Christina Ham, and Talvin Wilks. The conversation will be facilitated by Cecily Marcus, of Umbra Search African American History and the Givens Collection of African American Literature at the University of Minnesota Libraries.
What: On African American Theater Archives: A Conversation
When: Wednesday, October 4, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, 120
About Dr. Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin
Dr. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin leads the creative team behind AT BUFFALO, a new musical in development about the 1901 World’s Fair in Buffalo, NY where three exhibits gave radically conflicting visions of blackness in America. Dr. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin is a professor at the University of Georgia.