Uprooting Medea: Student Discussion and Workshop

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Shivaike Shah
Friday, April 1, 2022 - 12:00 to 14:00
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4130 Posvar Hall
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The Global Studies Center and Professor Jacques Bromberg, Department of Classics, invites you to join them from 12:00-2:00pm in 4130 Posvar Hall. The Uprooting Medea presentation will introduce the Medea project and discuss the development and adaptation of the work since its original conception in Oxford as it questions the pertinent topics of race, belonging and identity, both in antiquity and today.

Lunch will be provided.

British Indian film and theatre producer Shivaike Shah will introduce the Medea Project and lead students in a discussion about adapting ancient scripts and making diverse theatre, followed by an acting and dramaturgy workshop using the script from Medea.

Shivaike Shah has worked in fashion, theatre and film, and recently finished production on a major Netflix feature film. After graduating in English from University College, Oxford University, in 2019, he founded Khameleon Productions in March 2020. He has since been awarded support from across the UK and the US to build the project and company, and is the creator and host of the Khameleon Classics podcast.

Khameleon Productions, co-sponsored by the Brown Arts Institute, presents the Uprooting Medea tour. The company, founded in 2020, will share their all-global majority project at 30 institutions from February to May 2022. Commencing at Brown, they will visit classes, lead workshops and participate in roundtable conversations. The four-month tour, curated and produced by BAI Visiting Artist Shivaike Shah, will commence at Brown as part of their inaugural Interrogating the Classics Series and will continue across 12 states, visiting 30 of the nation’s leading colleges and universities. Khameleon will visit classes, work with students in script workshops and participate in roundtable conversations with students and staff around multiple topics related to the project. Khameleon Productions was founded in 2020, based on a production company built at Oxford University where Francesca Amewudah-Rivers originally adapted the play. Their Medea reimagines Euripides’s Greek tragedy with an all-global majority cast and crew, and features original compositions, movement and spoken word commissioned by the company.

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