A free, staged reading of the award-winning, multi-genre book Citizen performed by students, faculty, and community actors under the direction of Freda Giles, faculty emeritus of theatre and film studies and African-American studies. The staged performance of this book lays bare moments of racism that often surface in everyday encounters. It combines poetry with commentary, visual art, quotations from artists and critics, slogans, and scripts for films. It's "an anatomy of American racism in the new millennium" (Bookforum).
Free copies of Citizen will be given to the first 50 groups in attendance. Admission is free and performances are open to the public (ages 16 and older).
This project is supported by Georgia Humanities, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, through funding from the Georgia General Assembly.
200 N. Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA 30602