Antigone on the Global Stage: From Manipur, India to Tamaulipas, México

November 5, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Erin B. Mee

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Join us for a presentation by Professor of Drama and Theater Director, Erin B. Mee, on the performance of Antigone in Manipur (NE India), followed by a collective reading of Sara Uribe's Antígona González (2012), which re-contextualizes Antigone in Tamaulipas, México, where Antigone must confront not the interdiction of a single burial but the systematic violence of enforced disappearances en masse.

A limited number of copies of Antígona González are available to Duke University students, faculty, visiting scholars, and staff. Please fill out this survey if you plan to attend the event and would like a copy of the text.

Erin B. Mee has directed at the Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, SoHo Rep, HERE, The Magic Theatre, and The Guthrie Theater in the United States, and with Sopanam in India. She is the Founding Artistic Director of This Is Not A Theatre Company, with whom she has conceived and directed Pool Play, A Serious Banquet, Readymade Cabaret, Ferry Play, Subway Plays, Festival de la Vie for the Avignon Festival, Versailles 2015/2016, Pool Play 2.0 for the International Theatre Festival of Kerala, Theatre In The Dark: Carpe Diem, Play!, Readymade Cabaret 2.0, Play In Your Bathtub (also translated into Russian and performed by WOWWOWWOW in Moscow), Guru of Touch for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and Tree Confessions for the Edinburgh, Brighton, Melbourne, and Philadelphia Fringe festivals. She is the author of Theatre of Roots: Redirecting the Modern Indian Stage, co-editor of Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage, editor of DramaContemporary: India, and co-editor of Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900-2000. She has written numerous articles for TDR, Theatre Journal, Performance Research, American Theatre Magazine, and other journals and books. Her born-digital Scalar article "Hearing the Music of the Hemispheres" won the ATHE-ASTR Award for Best Digital Article in 2016. She is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and is a Usual Suspect at New York Theater Workshop. She is Assistant Arts Professor, Department of Drama, Tisch, NYU.

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