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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Visual Cultures Workshop: West to the Afrofuture: Race and Gender Performativity in HBO’s Westworld

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Location: B043 DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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West to the Afrofuture: Race and Gender Performativity in HBO’s Westworld
Chamara Moore
 
Though Westworld was originally constructed by Michael Crichton as a problematic storyline in which black robots were slaves to their white counterparts, its reboot on HBO reinvents the story to incorporate an Afrofuturistic narrative in which black robots such as Maeve Millay can not only run her own businesses and write her own storylines, but also ultimately gain control of her own future.  Using this new critically acclaimed show as a point of entry into this discussion of hybrid Afrofuturistic identity, I seek to reveal how the show’s usage of different nuanced elements of race, embodiment, and performativity argues that the future will likely render identity-related differences such as race, gender, and class unstable and inconclusive.  Through close examination of Maeve’s character, I argue that the show offers a necessary update and expansion to Judith Butler’s earlier conception of the performativity of multiple identities simultaneously. For instance, Maeve’s biracial identity (portrayed by actress Thandie Newton) exemplifies a complex racial performativity in that she performs her own blackness and whiteness separately when necessary for her own personal advantage. 

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NATIVE GARDENS

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Location: Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Native Gardens

Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents

Native Gardens
by Karen Zacarías
directed by Kevin Dreyer

Good fences make good neighbors…or do they?  A good-natured comedy about a backyard border wall.

When Pablo and Tania buy a house in an historic Washington, D.C. neighborhood, they’re welcomed warmly by next door neighbors Frank and Virginia. But soon the couples are embroiled in a dispute over their backyard property line that threatens to uproot Frank’s meticulously cultivated garden and forces both sides to confront deeply ingrained notions of race, class, and privilege.…

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Friday, February 23, 2018

NATIVE GARDENS

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Location: Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Native Gardens

Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents

Native Gardens
by Karen Zacarías
directed by Kevin Dreyer

Good fences make good neighbors…or do they?  A good-natured comedy about a backyard border wall.

When Pablo and Tania buy a house in an historic Washington, D.C. neighborhood, they’re welcomed warmly by next door neighbors Frank and Virginia. But soon the couples are embroiled in a dispute over their backyard property line that threatens to uproot Frank’s meticulously cultivated garden and forces both sides to confront deeply ingrained notions of race, class, and privilege.…

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

NATIVE GARDENS

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Location: Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Native Gardens

Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents

Native Gardens
by Karen Zacarías
directed by Kevin Dreyer

Good fences make good neighbors…or do they?  A good-natured comedy about a backyard border wall.

When Pablo and Tania buy a house in an historic Washington, D.C. neighborhood, they’re welcomed warmly by next door neighbors Frank and Virginia. But soon the couples are embroiled in a dispute over their backyard property line that threatens to uproot Frank’s meticulously cultivated garden and forces both sides to confront deeply ingrained notions of race, class, and privilege.…

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

NATIVE GARDENS

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Location: Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Native Gardens

Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents

Native Gardens
by Karen Zacarías
directed by Kevin Dreyer

Good fences make good neighbors…or do they?  A good-natured comedy about a backyard border wall.

When Pablo and Tania buy a house in an historic Washington, D.C. neighborhood, they’re welcomed warmly by next door neighbors Frank and Virginia. But soon the couples are embroiled in a dispute over their backyard property line that threatens to uproot Frank’s meticulously cultivated garden and forces both sides to confront deeply ingrained notions of race, class, and privilege.…

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

NATIVE GARDENS

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Location: Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Native Gardens

Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents

Native Gardens
by Karen Zacarías
directed by Kevin Dreyer

Good fences make good neighbors…or do they?  A good-natured comedy about a backyard border wall.

When Pablo and Tania buy a house in an historic Washington, D.C. neighborhood, they’re welcomed warmly by next door neighbors Frank and Virginia. But soon the couples are embroiled in a dispute over their backyard property line that threatens to uproot Frank’s meticulously cultivated garden and forces both sides to confront deeply ingrained notions of race, class, and privilege.…

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

NATIVE GARDENS

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Location: Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Native Gardens

Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents

Native Gardens
by Karen Zacarías
directed by Kevin Dreyer

Good fences make good neighbors…or do they?  A good-natured comedy about a backyard border wall.

When Pablo and Tania buy a house in an historic Washington, D.C. neighborhood, they’re welcomed warmly by next door neighbors Frank and Virginia. But soon the couples are embroiled in a dispute over their backyard property line that threatens to uproot Frank’s meticulously cultivated garden and forces both sides to confront deeply ingrained notions of race, class, and privilege.…

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Friday, March 2, 2018

NATIVE GARDENS

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Location: Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Native Gardens

Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents

Native Gardens
by Karen Zacarías
directed by Kevin Dreyer

Good fences make good neighbors…or do they?  A good-natured comedy about a backyard border wall.

When Pablo and Tania buy a house in an historic Washington, D.C. neighborhood, they’re welcomed warmly by next door neighbors Frank and Virginia. But soon the couples are embroiled in a dispute over their backyard property line that threatens to uproot Frank’s meticulously cultivated garden and forces both sides to confront deeply ingrained notions of race, class, and privilege.…

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

NATIVE GARDENS

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Location: Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Native Gardens

Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents

Native Gardens
by Karen Zacarías
directed by Kevin Dreyer

Good fences make good neighbors…or do they?  A good-natured comedy about a backyard border wall.

When Pablo and Tania buy a house in an historic Washington, D.C. neighborhood, they’re welcomed warmly by next door neighbors Frank and Virginia. But soon the couples are embroiled in a dispute over their backyard property line that threatens to uproot Frank’s meticulously cultivated garden and forces both sides to confront deeply ingrained notions of race, class, and privilege.…

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

NATIVE GARDENS

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Location: Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Native Gardens

Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents

Native Gardens
by Karen Zacarías
directed by Kevin Dreyer

Good fences make good neighbors…or do they?  A good-natured comedy about a backyard border wall.

When Pablo and Tania buy a house in an historic Washington, D.C. neighborhood, they’re welcomed warmly by next door neighbors Frank and Virginia. But soon the couples are embroiled in a dispute over their backyard property line that threatens to uproot Frank’s meticulously cultivated garden and forces both sides to confront deeply ingrained notions of race, class, and privilege.…

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

SPRING AWAKENING

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Location: Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Spring Awakening
book & lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik
based on the play by Frank Wedekind
directed by Matt Hawkins

A musical explosion of adolescent angst and repressed sexuality. Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including best musical (2007).

PERFORMANCES
Wednesday, April 18 - Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 pm

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

SPRING AWAKENING

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Location: Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Spring Awakening
book & lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik
based on the play by Frank Wedekind
directed by Matt Hawkins

A musical explosion of adolescent angst and repressed sexuality. Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including best musical (2007).

PERFORMANCES
Wednesday, April 18 - Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 pm

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Friday, April 20, 2018

SPRING AWAKENING

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Location: Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Spring Awakening
book & lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik
based on the play by Frank Wedekind
directed by Matt Hawkins

A musical explosion of adolescent angst and repressed sexuality. Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including best musical (2007).

PERFORMANCES
Wednesday, April 18 - Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 pm

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

SPRING AWAKENING

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Location: Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Spring Awakening
book & lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik
based on the play by Frank Wedekind
directed by Matt Hawkins

A musical explosion of adolescent angst and repressed sexuality. Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including best musical (2007).

PERFORMANCES
Wednesday, April 18 - Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 pm

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SPRING AWAKENING

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Location: Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Spring Awakening
book & lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik
based on the play by Frank Wedekind
directed by Matt Hawkins

A musical explosion of adolescent angst and repressed sexuality. Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including best musical (2007).

PERFORMANCES
Wednesday, April 18 - Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 pm

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

SPRING AWAKENING

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Location: Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Spring Awakening
book & lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik
based on the play by Frank Wedekind
directed by Matt Hawkins

A musical explosion of adolescent angst and repressed sexuality. Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including best musical (2007).

PERFORMANCES
Wednesday, April 18 - Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 pm

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