9–9:30pm / Oct 6 / Segal Theatre

New Dramaturgies

Patricia Ybarra

Photo courtesy of the artist

This presentation will examine how Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men explores changes in labor and attendant conceptions of white grievance and selfhood in the 21st century. The crucial nature of this play in our contemporary moment will explored in relation to current events.

Patricia Ybarra is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown. Patricia Ybarra has published two monographs, Performing Conquest: Five Centuries of Theater, History, and Identity in Tlaxcala Mexico (2009), and Latinx Theatre in the Times of Neoliberalism (November, 2017), an anthology co-edited with Lara Nielsen, Neoliberalism and Theatre: Performance Permutations, and numerous articles on contemporary and historical theatre in the Americas. She is the immediate past president of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and the former administrator of Richard Foreman’s Ontological Hysteric Theatre. She is also a director and dramaturg.

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