Breath Behind the Mask
The virtual performance of this work will take place on Friday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. CST.
The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts has shifted its Summer Partnership in the Arts program online this year.
Breath Behind the Mask is a developmental work created by Nambi E. Kelley and Daniel Carlton based on a collaborative devising model which draws from student’s personal experiences of race, identity, and privilege. This work has also been created in response to the writing of a number of prominent literary artists including, Maya Angelou, W. E. B. Du Bois, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ralph Ellison, and Audre Lorde. With the restrictions imposed by the current conditions of “social distancing,” we are reimagining the way theatre is created. This presentation is the culmination of four weeks of work and is shared as an unfinished work in process.
This performance contains adult language, racially charged language, mention of suicide, implied violence, depictions of sexual harassment, and discussions of police brutality.
In advance of the performance, we would also like to invite you to visit our Virtual Lobby to learn more about the production and our team.
|Master Playwright||Nambi E. Kelley|
|Graduate Playwright||Jarek Pastor|
|Undergraduate Playwright||Jivani Rodriguez|
|Associate Director||Sarah Lacy Hamilton|
|Associate Director||Erica Vannon|
|Dramaturg/Playwright||Luke Daniel White|
|Art Director||Courtney Gaston|
|Art Director||Bethany Kasperek|
|Video Editor/Broadcast Director||Nick Coso|
|Video Editor/Broadcast Director||Chelsea June|
|Sound Designer||Harry Daley-Young|
|Stage Manager||Mady Davis|
|Stage Manager||Olivia Leslie|
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Department of Theatre Arts in advance at 319.335.2700.