Ph.D. student Monica Cortes Viharo was recently awarded a $8,500 Mellon scholarshipfrom the Simpson Center to do a resarch porject that engages the public in the sphere of storytelling and performance. Over the next year she will be collaborating with Sara Freeman, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts at University of Puget Sound (UPS) in Tacoma, on a Performance Walk project. This event will have a self-guided tour that takes participants around Tacoma as they learn more about the Civil Rights Movement in the Pacific Northwest. They will also be presenting their resaerch at the Race and Pedgogy conference at UPS in Fall of 2018. We sat down with Monica to learn a little bit more about the origins of this project.
BR: Can you tell me a little bit about this project? Where did your inspiration come from?
MCV: The inspiration came from three places,...Read more