Poor People’s TV Room by Okwui Okpokwasili
Fri-Sat | Feb 23-24, 2018 | 8 PM | Hepburn Teaching Theater, Goodhart Hall
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A multi-generational ensemble of women performed movement, song, and text influenced by dystopian folklore, speculative fiction, Igbo cosmology, and the futures and commodities markets. Bessie Award-winning artist Okwui Okpokwasili created Poor People’s TV Room with director/visual designer Peter Born, inspired by two historical events in Nigeria: The Women’s War of 1929, a resistance movement against British colonial power, and the Boko Haram kidnappings of more than 300 girls that launched the Bring Back Our Girls movement.
Sun | Feb 26, 2018 | 11 AM - 1 PM | Dorothy Vernon Room, New Dorm
This open roundtable will engage Okwui Okpokwasili, her company, and participants in questions related to her process and performances.