ACTING UP & Workshops: A Prelude to Tony Kushner

Tony Kushner will be arriving in 
20 DAYS!
Tony Kushner is coming to visit GW through the Jewish Literature Live Program thanks to a generous grant from David Bruce Smith.

In conjunction with Kushner’s visit we have and will be running the ACTING UP film series and a series of Play Workshops focusing on Kushner’s work.

This Thursday (March 21st) we will be screening Marlon Riggs’s extraordinary avant-garde documentary, Tongues Untied, one of the most powerful statements on the African American queer experience of the AIDS epidemic. 
The event will be held in the American Studies Building, 2108 G St Room P201 from 6-9pm.
Friday (March 22nd) we’ll have our first play workshop on Kushner’s Civil Rights era musical “Caroline, or Change,” led by American Studies Ph.D. students Shannon Davies Mancus and Justin Mann. They’ll introduce you to the play, its central themes and ideas, and lead a lively discussion – no preparation or advance reading required
This is a great way to get to know Kushner’s work before his visit! 
The event will be from 12-2 in Rome 771.

Next Thursday (March 28th) Professor Robert Combs will be giving a keynote lecture exploring central themes in Kusher’s work with explicit attention to Angels in America. His talk is titled, “Kushner’s Angels and Demons.” 

The event will be at 3 PM in Rome 771.

There will also be two film screenings next Thursday & Friday (March 28th & 29th) of Angels in America in its entirety. Part 1 will be shown Thursday and Part 2 will be shown Friday.

The screenings will be from 6-10pm. 
Thursday will be in MPA B07 and Friday will be Rome 771. 

Friday afternoon (March 29th) There will be a play workshop on both parts of Angels in America!

April 9th at 7pm Tony Kushner will be giving a reading in the Jack Morton Auditorium, which is located in the Media and Public Affairs building.
The event is free and open to the public, so you don’t want to miss it!

Stay Tuned for More Kushner Details!
Please e-mail Ramzi Fawaz ( with any questions

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