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The Department of English presents Djanet Sears- Harlem Duet: A Dialogue with Playwright

Oct 15, 2012, 11:30am-1:30pm

Award winning playwright Djanet Sears will talk about her 1997 play, Harlem Duet, the "problem"’ of Shakespeare, and her ongoing work in the theatre. Sears will read and discuss several excerpts from this richly textured “rhapsodic blues tragedy” and “prelude” to Othello.

Sears is a celebrated playwright, an acclaimed theatre director and adjunct professor of drama at the University of Toronto. Her plays –The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (2001); Harlem Duet (1997); and Afrika Solo (1989) – have been widely produced, published and translated. She is also the editor of a two-volume anthology, Testifyin’: Contemporary African Canadian Drama (2000/2003). Her honours include a Governor General’s Literary Award, a Canadian Screenwriting Award, a Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award, aToronto Arts Foundation William Kilbourne Award, an African Canadian Achievement Award, a Harry Jerome Award and a Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award.


Location:118 Stong College
Sponsor:Department of English & the Graduate Program in Theatre Studies
Posted by:Elise Armstrong
Web Sitehttp://www.yorku.ca/laps/en/documents/Djanet_Sears_2012-10.pdf
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