Performing the Archive: At Buffalo
The Creation of a New Musical
October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pmFree
Friends Forum: A Series for Curious Minds, with Umbra Search
Performing the Archive: At Buffalo, The Creation of a New Musical
At the World’s Fair in Buffalo, New York, three exhibits give radically conflicting visions of blackness in America and leave behind a fragmented archive of newspaper articles, photos, and letters.
Scholar-Artist Dr. Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin chronicles how her national team aims to perform this archive virtually verbatim on the theatrical stage through At Buffalo, a new musical in development.
What: Friends Forum: A Series for Curious Minds Season Opener, with Umbra Search African American History – Performing the Archive: “At Buffalo,” The Creation of a New Musical
Who: Amma Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin, Ph.D.
When: Thursday, October 5, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Coffman Memorial Union, Coffman Theater
This event is co-sponsored by the Givens Foundation, whose funding is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.