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Voices of the Revolutionary Theatre Collective

July 3, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Voices of the Revolutionary Theatre Collective
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
1:30 p.m. – Lakireddy Auditorium

Free to the public.

You will not be able to stay home, brother.

You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out.

You will not be able to lose yourself on scag and

Skip out for beer during commercials because

The revolution will not be televised.

----Gil Scott-Heron

On Wednesday, July 3, UC Merced Global Arts Studies Program’s Theatre & Social Responsibility will present Voices of the Revolutionary Theatre Collective at 1:30 p.m. at UC Merced’s Lakireddy Auditorium, COB 102. The performance is free to the public.

UC Merced students examine issues of race, and racial stereotyping in Voices of the Revolutionary Theatre Collective. Students will perform the plays of Ben Caldwell, Luis Valdez, George C. Wolfe and Gil Scott-Heron, to shine a light on issues of racism through the theater of the Chicano and Black Arts movements.

"These movements were prominent in the 1960s and 1970s and helped give birth to the Third World Liberation Movement seeking to address the inequalities within our social system,” said graduate student Kim McMillon, the class instructor. “What we are finding is that in today’s racially charged climate, nothing has changed. The United States is still dealing with issues of racism, sexism, homophobia and gender identity in the 21st century. This production offers the public an opportunity to address racial issues. We hope to start an important dialogue on ways that we can heal."

For information, contact McMillon at kmcmillon@ucmerced.edu.

Location

Lakireddy Auditorium, COB 102

Contact Information

School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts