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Theatre Survey: Special Issue on Racial Hybridities

Posted By Harvey Young, Saturday, February 01, 2014

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Theatre Survey

Special Issue on  
RACIAL HYBRIDITIES  

This special issue spotlights the mixing, blending, blurring and/or (re)appropriation of race and ethnicity within the theatre and embodied performing arts. It interrogates the work of artists who test and challenge the logic of an essential racial/ethnic identity by foregroundingcross-racial encounters within their performance projects. Prospective contributors are encouraged to consider how the creation of multiracial ensembles, the privileging of biracial or mixed race experiences, and/or the performing of another’s racial identity have informed racial discourse throughout theatre’s long history.  

A few (of the many) possible topics:

  • Staging xenophobia in ancient Greek and Roman theatre  
  • The experience of mixed race characters, from Hippolytus to Trouble (in Suzan-Lori Parks’s In the Blood)  
  • The history of multiracial theatre companies and artistic collectives, such as Free Street Theatre or Silk Road Rising  
  • The identity performances of conceptual artist Nikki S. Lee  

This special issue will be edited by Theatre Survey Associate Editor Harvey Young. Submissions (4000-6000 words) should be e-mailed to Harvey Young at astreditor@gmail.com and formally submitted to the journal via Scholar One: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/theatresurvey no later than 1 April 2014.

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