In anticipation of the opening of Liz Duffy Adams’ play Or,, Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble will present a talk given by Louise Edwards Neiman and Rachel Tibbetts on the colliding worlds of Aphra Behn and Restoration theatre and contemporary hip hop artists. In her introduction to the play, Duffy Adams says, “The play is set in the Restoration period, but plays off the echoes between the late 1660s, the late 1960s, and the present.”
Neiman, a doctoral candidate in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in theatre and drama at Northwestern University focusing on actor Nell Gwyn, will introduce the historical figures presented in the play, Aphra Behn, King Charles II, and Nell Gwyn), give an overview of theatrical practice in the Restoration, and background on Behn's literary and dramatic work.
Tibbetts, Associate Artistic Director for Prison Performing Arts, who has worked with its program “Hip Hop Poetry Project” for ten years, will present on contemporary female hip hop artists and their similarities to Aphra Behn, as female lyricists in a male-dominated industry.
Wednesday, 11 February at 7:00 PM
Centene Center for Arts and Education,
3547 Olive Street (4th Floor), St. Louis, MO 63103
The talk is free and open the the public
Sponsored by Prison Performing Arts