Ms. Brown will discuss the evolution of her work and the literary, social and cultural influences that inspire her to create works like her breakout piece “Mr. Tol E. Rance,” which speaks to the issue of tolerance concerning Black artists and forms of modern day minstrelsy. Blending and contrasting the contemporary with the historic, the goal of this personal work is to engage, provoke, and move the conversation of race forward in a timely dialogue about where we have been, where we are and where we might want to be. Brown will also discuss her upcoming project “Black Girl,” a multimedia work that depicts the complexities of carving out a positive identity as a Black female in urban American culture.
Co-sponsor: The Department of Theatre