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Shakespeare’s Plays, Refugees’ Stories – A Visit by Jessica Bauman

When: October 23 – 24, 2018
Where:
 193 Kaplan Hall

Shakespeare’s Plays, Refugees’ Stories

Jessica Bauman, director of Arden / Everywhere | UCLA | Oct. 23-24, 2018

Please see below for workshop details.  All event RSVPs should be sent to Kim Hedlin at khedlin@ucla.edu

Shakespearean Theater Workshop

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 9:30-11:00am, “The Nest” in the UCLA Botanical Gardens

This interactive workshop is for undergraduates, MFAs, and graduate students with theater experience and/or a committed interest in Shakespearean theater. Participants will workshop a scene from one of Shakespeare’s plays with Bauman’s direction. Max. 20 students—please RSVP.

“Theater as Pedagogy” Workshop

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 9:30-11:00am, Kaplan 193

This interactive workshop for graduate students and undergraduate upperclassmen will cater to current and future educators at the college and advanced high school level. It will focus on using theater as a pedagogical tool for creating an inclusive classroom. No background in theater is necessary. Max. 20 students—please RSVP.

Advocates for Refugees Lunch

Wednesday, Oct. 24, noon-1pm, Kaplan 193

This pizza lunch will give student advocates for refugee populations the opportunity to hear about Bauman’s work, share their own stories, and think about refugee advocacy in creative ways. (Please specify dietary restrictions in your RSVP.)

Presentation to Faculty and Graduate Students

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 4:30-6:00pm, Kaplan 193

Bauman will discuss her work, present video clips from Arden / Everywhere, and answer questions about her theater career, pedagogy, and social activism. One-hour presentation with reception to follow.

Please RSVP for all events to Prof. Kim Hedlin at khedlin@ucla.edu.

Director Jessica Bauman has developed “Arden/Everywhere” through research, workshops, and outreach to refugee communities since early 2015. Her work with refugee communities in New York includes teaching drama workshops at Catholic Charities, the Arab American Association of New York and the International Center, and the IRC’s Refugee Youth Summer Academy. In May 2016 she taught a two-week theater workshop with 40 refugees at Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya through international NGO Film Aid. For more information, please visit ardeneverywhere.com.