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Time: 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Lecturer Jean O’Hara of the Department of Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality and the Humboldt State Library will host a reading of Two-Spirit Acts: Queer Indigenous Performances, a collection of short plays edited by O’Hara, in the Library Fishbowl, room 209, on April 18 from 2 p.m. to 3.
The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality and the HSU Library. Along with O’Hara, Kerri Malloy, Marissa Lopez, and Everardo Cuevas will deliver the readings.
In this collection of short but powerful two-spirit plays, characters dispel conventional notions of gender and sexuality while celebrating Indigenous understandings. With a refreshing spin, the plays touch on topics of desire, identity, and community, and they humorously tackle colonial misunderstandings of Indigenous people.
O’Hara, who also is a lecturer in the Theatre Arts Department, has been directing and teaching theatre for 15 years, intertwining her research interests of Indigenous theatre and representation, and queer performance. The primary focus of her work is devised ensemble-based theatre that addresses socio-political issues.
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