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Theater in Uganda and Rwanda: Commemoration, Complexity and Collaboration

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How can theater across cultures and borders function as a powerful tool for mutual understanding and reconciliation? How can a long-term artistic collaboration between the U.S. and Africa address the politics of foreign aid, immigration, and the unspeakable horrors of genocide? Hear from U.S.-based director Emily Mendelsohn and her collaborator of seven years, acclaimed Ugandan playwright Deborah Asiimwe, as they discuss their five-year, binational creation process for Cooking Oil and the upcoming work Maria Kizito, being developed in Rwanda. Presented in commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide.

Cosponsored with Lewis & Clark College and Boom Art as part of the Theatre of Global Engagement: International Collaboration and Social Change Arts & Lectures Series. Admission is free, advance reservations via

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