This international conference does not only concentrate on the role of theater and performance culture in the spread of abolitionist ideologies in the period of 1770-1830, but also on how these productions (re)established colonial power relations and how theater became a proxy for blatant racist and imperialist exploitations of the colonized and enslaved body. On Sept. 19, theater makers and actors will discuss the complex relationship between performance and processes of (de)colonization today.
All are welcome, but registration is mandatory. Please find more information on our website: https://www.stagingslavery.ugent.be/
Prof. Wendy-Lou Sutherland (New College of Florida)
Sarah J. Adams (Ghent University), firstname.lastname@example.org