The Center for Performance Studies is happy to announce that the Native American playwright LeAnne Howe will be a guest at Coffee and Concepts next Friday, January 24, 2:00-4:00, at Hutchinson 154. This event follows the staged reading of her new play Savage Conversations, which will take place on Wednesday, January 22, 6:00 - 8:00, at the Henry Art Gallery. The staged reading is directed by Andrew Coopman, who is an MFA directing student the School of Drama. At Coffee and Concepts, LeAnne Howe will talk about her creative process and her sense of current developments in Native American playwriting.
Coffee and Concepts is a series of colloquium-style, informal gatherings where scholars from across campus and the community who work in the field of performance (broadly conceived) present new work and work in progress. Come and share the pleasure to be their first listeners and readers.
LeAnne Howe (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) is a poet, fiction writer, playwright, and filmmaker. Her most recent book, Choctalking on Other Realities, won the inaugural 2014 MLA Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. She is the Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature in English at the University of Georgia, Athens.