For our final Coffee & Concepts of the 2020-2021 academic year, Dr. Rashida Shaw McMahon from Wesleyan College in Connecticut will present a talk entitled "Meditations on Captive Performances of Denmark’s Colonial Children circa 1905," on Friday, May 7 from 2 - 4 PM. This talk, which will be presented via Zoom, is free and open to all.
Dr. McMahon teaches African American and Black transnational performance in the English Department at Wesleyan College. Her research uses interdisciplinary methodologies and collaborative approaches toward examining the dramatic and performance traditions of Africa and the African diaspora. She is the author of The Black Circuit: Race, Performance, and Spectatorship in Black Popular Theatre (Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, March 2020), which examines “Chitlin Circuit” theatrical productions and the reception practices of African American spectators. Professor Shaw McMahon is originally from the island of St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands.
The Coffee and Concepts Series considers research about performance, broadly defined. This free event is produced in partnership with the UW Center for Performance Studies. If you have questions about this series, please contact Stefka Mihaylova, Director of the Center for Performance Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.